Venkatesh Daggubati Explains Why He Did Only 2 Bollywood Movies In His Career

by Mallika Khurana
Venkatesh Daggubati Explains Why He Did Only 2 Bollywood Movies In His Career

Venkatesh Daggubati is a South Indian superstar who has acted in 74 movies in his glorious career. His contribution to Telugu cinema has been great, and he is currently being applauded for his amazing role in a Netflix series, Rana Naidu. To give us a glimpse into his journey as an actor, he joined our Editor-in-Chief on this Sunday Brunch episode along with his nephew, Rana Daggubati. You can surely tell how exciting this episode must have been and it should not be missed.

Venkatesh Daggubati Talked About Doing Bollywood Movies

We certainly wanted to know about Venkatesh Daggubati’s journey to being an actor. Hailing from a film-oriented background, it is fair to assume that he always wanted to be an actor. However, he revealed that his entry into the movies was completely unplanned. When he returned from the USA after finishing his master’s, he decided to get into the spice business. When that didn’t work out, his father decided to launch him in one of his movies. After a mere two months of training, he worked in that movie, which turned out to be a blockbuster.

Even though there were some major flops in the beginning, everything fell into place eventually. He also acted in two Bollywood movies, and they were both hits. What we wanted to know was why he didn’t do more of those. In response, he simply stated that he found his comfort zone in Telugu cinema. Since he only saw it as business, he never really looked into doing more Bollywood movies. Even though their production house was working with other Bollywood actors, that wasn’t something he personally focused on.

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He Revealed His Favourite Bollywood Actresses

Venkatesh and Rana Daggubati
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To know more about his feelings towards Bollywood, we asked him about his favourite actress. He has previously worked with Karisma Kapoor, Raveena Tandon, Shilpa Shetty, and a few other actresses, and he found them all to be wonderful actors and co-stars. He even shared that he is glad he got to do those films with them. Seeing them all successful and happy today makes him happy as well. He is a charmer, isn’t he?

Further in the episode, Rana Daggubati spilled some beans about Bahubali 3, and both of them played a fun game. It was a truly wonderful episode that you must watch right away!

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