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Updated December 28th, 2023 at 19:31 IST

Venkatesh says Chiranjeevi inspired him to not quit films, teases future project with megastar

Venkatesh recently revealed how he found himself almost quitting the film industry. However, it was Chiranjeevi's 2017 comeback which inspired him to stay on.

Chiranjeevi and Venkatesh
Chiranjeevi and Venkatesh | Image:X
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Venkatesh has enjoyed a strong 2023 in terms of his work, despite not having featured in very many titles through the year. Recently, a special event was hosted in lieu of celebrating the veteran actor's body of work. Addressing the crowd at the same event, Venkatesh greatly appreciated Chiranjeevi for all the personal support lent to him by the latter.

Venkatesh on Chiranjeevi's support for him


A special event, titled Venky 75 was organised at Hyderabad's JRC Convention Centre, in lieu of celebrating Venkatesh and his expansive career. Chiranjeevi graced the event as the chief guest. Besides him, other notable faces like Nani, Vishwak Sen, Ruhani Sharma and Andrea Jeremaiah also mark their presence at the celebration. 

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Venkatesh addressed the crowd, reminiscing about his career milestones. He had a special anecdote to share about Chiranjeevi in particular - whose comeback with 2017 release Khaidi No 50, Venkatesh says, is what inspired him to give his career another shot while he was on the cusp of quitting. He said, "I would’ve gone to the Himalayas if not for Chiranjeevi...Balakrishna and Nagarjuna also continued to inspire me with their work. My life would’ve been different if not for them."

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Venkatesh and Chiranjeevi to star together in a film?


In response to Venkatesh's kind words about him, Chiranjeevi teased a potential future project with the actor. Chiranjeevi said, "I want to do a film with my brother Venky". Venkatesh's prompt reply affirmed the revelation as he said, "There will be a film with Chiranjeevi and it will be a hit, mark my words."

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Separately, Venkatesh is currently gearing up for the release of his 75th film - Saindhav, directed by Sailesh Kolanu. Speaking about the same, Venkatesh said, "My next film will release on January 13. I believe success is only possible through hard work, perseverance and persistence."

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Published December 28th, 2023 at 19:31 IST

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