Venkatesh is all set to play Swami Vivekananda’s role in one of his upcoming films. He has been contemplating to do this role for a very long time and there was a rumour that K Raghavendra Rao might direct this film. However, Venkatesh recently revealed that the film’s script has been finalized and the interesting point to note is that the film will be directed by Mani Shankar. The film is expected to go on floors in the first half of 2012. Meanwhile, Venkatesh’s upcoming film Bodyguard is going to release on January 12. Expect for a song, the film’s shooting was wrapped up long back. Apart from this film, Venkatesh will soon star in Meher Ramesh’s film and another film Seethama Vaakitlo Sirimalle Chettu starring Venaktesh and Mahesh Babu will go on floors on December 16.