★ @BeingSalmanKhan to reprise Venky’s role; “…narrated this exciting storyline to Salman and he was quite impressed with it.”
January 7, 2012 | DC
Close on the heels of the seasoned star Venkatesh stepping into the shoes of B-town star Salman Khan in the remake of Bodyguard, is the B-town star himself possibly reprising Venky’s role pretty soon.
Word has it that Venkatesh has agreed to do an “action-oriented” movie with director Meher Ramesh and shooting is expected to commence from January 25, once the two heroines of the film are finalised. Interestingly, popular writer Kona Venkat, who penned this wholesome entertainer, is a close friend of Salman Khan and has worked with him in films like Veer and Ready. He casually narrated this exciting storyline to Salman and he was quite impressed with it. “Writer Kona Venkat is a master in churning out comic-capers like Dhee and Ready. He has penned an action film after quite a gap and narrated it to Salman in one of their meetings. Salman showed keen interest in doing the remake,” says a source in the production house.
Although, producer Parachuri Prasad feels that it’s too early to talk about it, he agrees that the script has enough potential to justify Salman’s larger-than-life image. After tasting success with the remake of Ready and missing out reprising Dookudu, Salman seems determined to do another T-town remake, to sustain his enviable winning streak.
Quote from: Deccan Chronicle
★ I am not taking off my shirt; Venkatesh says he is not going the @BeingSalmanKhan way…! #Bodyguard
Actor Venkatesh says he is not going the Salman Khan way for the Telugu remake of ‘Bodyguard’.
Salman Khan had taken off his shirt in “Bodyguard”, will you do the same?
I am not taking off my shirt. Manaki antha scene ledu! (I don’t think I can pull it off… ) (laughs)
Quote from TOI