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A while ago, the media was agog with reports of Venkatesh being offered a part in Kamal Hassan's Marmayogi. Now Venkatesh has confirmed that he is indeed acting in Kamal Hassan"s magnum opus. This big budget film is expected to cost over 120 crore, reportedly the most expensive Indian movie so far.
He stated, "I am very happy to play alongside Kamal Hassan. It is a story that happened a few centuries ago. My role is not just restricted to a scene or a guest appearance like a flash on the screen. It is a full-length role. Moreover, my role is very important in the development of the story. I can't reveal more details now. We are all aware that Kamal Hassan always wants to deliver a breakthrough performance. Every artiste can and should learn so many things from him."
He added, "The Telugu film industry should also have good subjects very different from routine films. I am ready to do any kind of role, if the writer or director brings me a story that impresses me. But these days, no writers are able to impress artistes with gripping subjects. They bring the same old subjects. I will attend the regular shooting of Marmayogi in November. Story discussions are also in progress for a film with Krish of Gamyam fame. After these films, I have agreed to act in a film that Srinu Vaitla will be directing."