It's common knowledge that Venkatesh was the initial choice for Bangarraju role (essayed by Srikanth) in Ram Charan's just released Govindudu Andari Vadele. Krishna Vamsi had in fact held couple of meetings with Venky and Charan and both had given their consent. Bandla Ganesh was also happy to rope in stars Venky and Charan after Venkatesh acted with Mahesh Babu in Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu.
However, Venky later walked out of project and makers roped in Srikanth for the role. Now after the movie released one could understand why Venky bid adieu to the project. Bangarraju's role has very mass shades and on whole, the role looked incomplete. It's clear that Venky opted himself out of the film because of the hackneyed story Vamsi has etched. Looks like, Venky has played it safe and he's certainly fortunate for missing this film.