Hyderabad: Telugu actor Venkatesh Daggubati, who was recently seen bonding with Salman Khan here, reportedly wants to work with the Bollywood star in a Hindi film soon. While Venkatesh has been shooting for Telugu remake of Bol Bachchan in the city, where Salman is also busy filming for Mental.
"Salman and Venkatesh have been shooting in and around the same locality. They have been having a great time bonding and since both have known each other for many years, Venkatesh is keen to work with Salman, but is not sure when it is likely to happen," a close source to Venkatesh told IANS. "Nothing has been confirmed yet, but talks are definitely on for a project in the future," the source added.
Venkatesh has previously starred in Hindi films Anari and Taqdeerwala. After his last release Shadow bombed at the box-office, he has pinned all hopes on Bol Bachchan remake, which is tentatively titled Golmaal. K Vijay Bhaskar is directing the romantic-comedy that also stars Anjali, Ram and Shazahn Padamsee. On the other hand, Salman Khan is busy wrapping up Mental, a Hindi remake of Chiranjeevi starrer Telugu action-drama Stalin.
We bring some rare pictures of Salman Khan and Venkatesh and what Venky has to say about Sallu Mia. Continue to see them in the slide show.
Salman Meets Venkatesh In Hyderabad
The source adds, "Salman and Venkatesh are having a great time bonding with each other between their shoots. After the shoot, the duo roams on bikes (separately) in and around Film City in Hyderabad."
Salman, Venkatesh Are Close Friends
Talking about Salman Khan, Venkatesh says, "We're good friends. We are more than friends. Salman is very close to our family and he's our well-wisher and vice versa. I'm having a great time with him. I'd definitely like to work with him."
Venkatesh Confirms His Project With Salman
When asked about his movie with Salman Khan, Venkatesh admitted that the project on cards, but it is yet to be finalised. He says, "The project is on the cards. But nothing has been finalised yet."
Venkatesh has been one of the closest friends of Salman Khan from South India. They have already been spotted bonding well on several occasionally. Especially, they bonding at celebrity cricket matches has been much-talked about aspect. When contacted, Venkatesh was quite upbeat about the bonding.
Venkatesh, Salman Busy Shooting For Golmaal, Mental
"Shootings of our films are taking place very close by. Whenever I get some time, I drop by the sets of his film. While we're shooting a few action scenes for our Telugu remake of Bol Bachchan, Salman is busy with the action sequences for Mental," the Deccan Chronicle quotes Venkatesh as saying.
Salman Khan's Love For Telugu Films
After tasting a series of failure, Salman Khan has absolutely fallen in love with South Indian films, filmmakers, heroes, heroines and technicians. He has starred in Hindi remakes of a few hit Telugu movies, which have become Blockbusters in his career.
Salman Khan In Pokiri Remake
Salman Khan was struggling to get rid of plop hero image, when Prabhu Deva approached him with the remake of Pokiri starring Mahesh Babu and Ileana D'Cruz. This remake titled Wanted became a Blockbuster of the year 2009.
Salman Regained Superstar Image With Pokiri Remake
The story of Wanted is about Radhe, a hardcore gangster, who would do anything for money. The character of Radhe was a tailer-made role for Salman Khan. The success of this film brought back the fallen superstar image to Salman Khan.
Salman Featured in Ready Remake
Post the success of Wanted, Salman Khan faith and love for South Indian films increased and he asked his close directors to look for more South Indian films that suited his image. In 2011, he teamed with Anees Bazmee for the Hindi remake of Telugu movie Ready, which also went on to become Blockbuster. It became the second R 100 crore grosser flick in his career.
Mental Is Remake Of Telugu Film Stalin
Salman Khan is now busy shooting for his upcoming film Mental in Hyderabad. Interestingly, this film is also a remake of Chiranjeevi's superhit Telugu film Stalin. Trade pandits feel that this film is going to shatter all old collection records at the Box Office.
Salman Khan In Kick Remake
This is not all. Two other remakes of hit Telugu films are lined for Salman Khan, who would star in Kick remake as well as another film to be directed by Prabhu Deva. After wrapping up Mental, he would take up Kick.
AR Murugadoss Directing Salman In Mental
Salman's Mental is all about a guy who only mission in life is to help others and the make the world a better place. Tamil filmmaker AR Murugadoss, who is directing Salman in it, is bring the movie onto screen with a few changes from the original film Stalin.
Salman's Role In Mental
Salman Khan is appearing in a never-played-before in his upcoming movie Mental. Experts from Bollywood feel that this film would be a landmark in his career and his role will surely get lot of appreciation from both critics as well as viewers.
Salman's Mental Going To Be A Trend-Setter
Mega Star Chiranjeevi had set new trend with the movie Stalin. It should be seen whether Salman Khan will be able to repeat this magic. Will Mental also be a trend-setter film in Bollywood?