Venkatesh To Make B’wood Comeback After 25 Years With Salman’s Film: Report

Salman Khan and Sajid Nadiadwala are gearing up for their next project, an action-comedy directed by Farhad Samji, after working together on Jeet, Judwaa, Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Jaan-E-Mann, and Kick. The project is now in the casting stage and is set to begin production early next year.

According to a source, the much-anticipated action comedy would mark Venkatesh’s comeback to the Hindi film business after a 25-year absence. “Yes, Venkatesh will be a part of this film and he is all ready to get back to Bollywood after a long time. He will be playing a parallel lead alongside Salman Khan and all the stakeholders are excited to see the two giants share screen space for the first time,” revealed a source close to the development, adding further the scenes featuring Venky and Salman will be among the major highlights of this yet-untitled action-comedy.

Salman Khan recently announced at an event in Hyderabad that he is working on a feature film with Venkatesh. This came as a surprise to both the local Telugu and Hindi media. We can now confirm that the picture in question is this action-comedy, the full title of which will be announced shortly. The film will be shot in numerous locations around India during the first part of next year, and pre-production is already in full force. Keep an eye on Pinkvilla for updates.

Recently, Venkatesh Daggubati starrer Drushyam 2 has premiered on its platform on November 25. The film is a sequel to the 2014 film Drushyam.

According to the makers, Drushyam 2 is set six years after the events of Drushyam. The movie delves deep into the life of Rambabu, who is a changed man now. However, a criminal investigation threatens the wellbeing of his family. As tables turn, it’s upon Rambabu to give it his all and protect his loved ones yet again in this gripping tale of deceit, lies, and mystery. Talking about Drushyam 2, Venkatesh said, “The response we have received and the cult-status Drushyam achieved was unprecedented, and gave impetus to all of us to take the legacy forward with Drushyam 2. With the sequel, we intend to finally put to rest all theories that our fans have been sharing with us over the years about how and what could have taken place in Rambabu’s life as he strode ahead, having sworn to protect his family. Drushyam 2 will take audiences on an emotional-yet-exhilarating journey, with the twists and turns in the plot that keep the suspense alive, and our viewers yearning for more.”

Besides Venkatesh Daggubati, the film will also star Meena, Nadhiya, Naresh, Kruthika, Esther Anil, Sampath Raj, and Poorna. Drushyam 2 is helmed by Jeethu Joseph. It is produced by D. Suresh Babu, Rajkumar Sethupathy, Antony Perumbavoor, Rajkumar Theatres, and Max Movies.