Few days ago, reports were doing rounds that Venkatesh Daggubati and Nara Rohit would team up for the Telugu remake of Tamil hit Vikram Vedha which starred R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi. It was being speculated that Venkatesh would be seen playing a cop while Rohit would be seen playing a gangster. However, an official clarification regarding this has been made by Suresh Productions. "There is no truth in reports doing rounds in media that #VenkateshDaggubati garu is doing ‘Vikram Vedha’ Telugu remake. He is currently busy filming for #VenkyMama. The next films will be announced shortly[sic]," the official handle of Suresh Productions tweeted and clarified about this. Earlier, reports in media suggested that the remake would be directed by VV Vinayak and will soon go on shooting floors. However, this official clarification puts all these speculations to rest. Directed by Pushkar-Gayatri, Vikram Vedha is one of the biggest hits in Tamil cinema and is considered a cult classic.
Venkatesh is currently shooting for Venky Mama which is a multi-starrer with his nephew Akkineni Naga Chaitanya. Directed by Bobby aka KS Ravindra, the film is the first time that the uncle-nephew duo is working in full length roles after Premam in which Venkatesh appeared briefly. Venky Mama stars Raashi Khanna and Payal Rajput as the leading ladies, and both the actresses have begun shooting for their portions.
Venky was last seen in F2: Fun & Frustration which also starred Varun Tej in other lead role. Directed by Anil Ravipudi, F2 was a comical entertainer and was one of the biggest hits of 2019. The film also starred Tamannaah Bhatia and Mehreen Pirzada as the leading ladies while Rajendra Prasad and Prakash Raj appeared in brief roles.
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