‘V V Vinayak Is My God Father’


Without godfathers, success seems to be a distant mountain for many aspiring people in film industry. That is why ‘Fish’ Venkat is quick to claim that director V V Vinayak is his God Father. Known for his comic-villainy as a key henchman of main-villain in many Telugu flicks, Venkat credited his success to the opportunities given by the Mega director.

Mangilipalli Venkat, a small-time background artist, has now become a busy character artist in Telugu movies. As there are too many people by the name Venkat in film industry, he named himself as ‘Fish’ Venkat. He hails from Hyderabad, and his presence in Jr NTR’s Aadi made him noticed by Telugu industry folks. ‘My Godfather VV Vinayak is responsible for my position today. His faith on my abilities as a comedian paid off, and today I’m hustling with shoots day and night. I’ve acted in close to 90 movies’, says an elated Venkat.

Ask him about future projects and you’ve a stunning reply for it. ‘A couple of films are going to start next week, where I’m the protagonist. From a side-kick to a lead hero, this life in film industry is awesome but never it is a cake walk’, he avers.