Actress Anushka Shetty, who hasn't yet signed a new film post the thundering success of 'Baahubali 2', has reportedly given her nod for senior hero Venkatesh's new film.
Venky will be next seen in a film to be directed by Teja. As the director was looking for a top actress to play a matured character opposite Venky, who reportedly essays the role of a professor in the film, he couldn't think of a better option than Anushka. And, the 'Baahubali' actress has reportedly given her nod when approached.
Anushka was earlier considered to play the leading lady in both Prabhas' 'Saaho' and Megastar Chiranjeevi's 'Sye Raa'. The actress however couldn't be a part of either of the two films allegedly owing to her weight issues. Her plump look however may not be a deterrent for Venky's film as she suits perfectly opposite the senior hero.
This upcoming Teja directorial will be the third film starring Venky and Anushka after 'Chinthakayala Ravi' and 'Nagavalli'. As both the films were flops, it has to be seen whether Teja can make them a hit combo in the third attempt.