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Actor Venu is choosy about his roles

”Im not very happy,” says Venu while having a cuppa at his favourite coffee joint Ofen at Road No. 10, Banjara Hills. Mayagadu which has been long completed is waiting to hit the theatres and so is Gopi Gopika Godavari.

Venu was never in the rat race to stardom, he had always chosen scripts that really inspired him to work and did his films unhurriedly. “It’s imperative that I get a kick out of every character I play,” says Venu and explains why he’s so choosy.

Mayagaadu is about an advocate who comes to the city and cons a rich girl Charmme. How he realises his mistake and goes through retribution forms the highpoint of the film.

In Gopi Gopika Godavari, he is the protagonist and Kamalinee Mukherjee is the heroine. Godavari, the river forms the integral part of the story. He accepted to do the film as he always considered director Vamsi to be nothing short of a genius. Just like he’s choosy about movies he is little particular about friends too. He says, “We can’t cultivate friends, they just happen. For me it’s a bit difficult to get really close to them, all the folks I move around with are the ones whom I’ve known since ages, maybe childhood, or during college.” Ask him why he is seldom seen at filmi parties or get-togethers, Venu replies he’s not comfortable attending them. He has always been a private person wanting to spend time with his family.

“Visibility is not important off screen, if people think you are suitable for a particular role they will come hunting for you, one need not socialise or get into PR for that matter, at least in my case,” he explains.

“There is nothing much to complain about, but things can always be better than what they are. I’m a little down right now but once my two films are out, everything could change,” says the tall good looking actor.

Y.SUNITA CHOWDHARY

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