Mani Ratnam approached Venkatesh for the lead role in Roja, as Venky could not adjust dates, the role has gone to Aravind Swamy. This is revealed by Venky himself in an interview.
Venkatesh’s first movie Kaliyuga Pandavulu directed by K Raghavendra Rao completed 25 years. Venkatesh is very spiritual person. He is acting in a movie based on Swami Vivekananda that will begin next year.
Venktesh also revealed that there will be a movie with Mahesh Babu. Venky clarified that his movie is not titled Bodyguard.