Telugu film producer Venkat passes away, Ravi Teja leads Telugu industry in paying tribute

Producer Venkat passed away on Monday due to Kidney related ailments at the age of 57. Ravi Teja led the industry in paying a tribute to him.

Telugu film producer Venkat aka JV Venkat Phanindra Reddy passed away in the early hours of Monday. He was under medical treatment for kidney-related ailments at a private hospital in Hyderabad. He was 57.

He produced several Telugu superhits under the RR Movie Makers banner. He bankrolled films such as Samanyudu, Andhrawala, Kick, Dhamarukam, Mirapakay, Autonagar Surya, Poola Rangadu, Bahumathi, Gundamma Gaari Manavadu, Don Seenu, Lovely and Humgama. His production credits in Hindi include James and Ek Hasina Thi. He also produced a Hollywood film titled Divorce Invitation.

Paying homage to Venkat, actor Ravi Teja tweeted: “Really sad to hear about R.R Venkat garu’s passing away. One of the best producers I’ve worked with. Heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.”

Director Gopichand Malineni took to social media and wrote, “Rest in peace #RRVenkat Garu.. my debut film Don Seenu producer.. very passionate film maker, encouraged me a lot.. my deepest condolences to his family. Heart breaking.”

Director Surender Reddy who had made Kick with Venkat tweeted, “Extremely saddened to hear about the demise of senior producer #RRVenkat Garu. My deepest condolences to the family.”

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