Tollywood star Venkatesh will soon be teaming up with director Teja for a film titled Aata Naade Veta Naade. The first look of Venkatesh from his upcoming film with director Teja, which was released on Friday, took social media by storm.
According to sources, the hero is playing a professor. In the first look, the actor is seen sporting a rugged beard and wearing a blazer. He is also seen carrying a bag on his shoulder and a physics book to look every bit the professor. Apparently, his transformation has impressed the filmmakers.
Tentatively titled Aata Nade Veta Nade, the film is touted to be a commercial entertainer with a story about revenge. The groundwork to get this project on to the floors has begun and the photo shoot with the lead star happened recently, say sources.
Shriya Saran has been roped in to play the female lead in this flick and she will be joining the sets later this month, say sources. Interestingly, the film marks the 72nd project of both Venkatesh and Shriya Saran. The film will be produced jointly by Anil Sunkara and D Suresh Babu.
Venkateshâ€™s last film release was Guru. Directed by Sudha Kongara Prasad, it is the remake of the hit Tamil movie Irudhi Suttru in which he played a boxing coach. It may be mentioned that Venkatesh reprised the role done by R Madhavan in the original.
The star also has a number of films in his kitty needing his attention including the Bhaskar directorial and Anil Ravipudi directorial which are in the pre-production stage. Soon after he is done with these projects, he will move over to a film that will be helmed by Trivikram Srinivas.
There are also reports of Venkatesh teaming up with his nephew Rana Daggubati for the remake of the Tamil blockbuster hit Vikram Vedha, which had Vijay Sethupathi and Madhavan in the lead.