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Vishal Jethwa watched videos of DMD patients to prep for Salaam Venky

The Revathy directorial stars Kajol as a mother who goes against all odds to fulfill her son's dying wish

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Published: 21st November 2022

Vishal Jethwa (Mardaani 2, Human) portrays a spirited but terminally-ill boy in Revathy's upcoming directorial Salaam Venky. The film stars Kajol as a mother who goes against all odds to fulfill her son's dying wish. 

Salaam Venky stars Vishal as Venkatesh, whose health is deteriorating quickly, yet who is prepared to fight for every moment. Talking about his preparation and what helped him to get into the role, Vishal shares, "Ever since I have started my journey as an actor, I have understood that I am my directors actor, I always try to figure on set what my director is expecting from me and I try to deliver it”.  

He adds, “To get into Venkatesh character I saw several videos of DMD (Duchenne muscular dystrophy) patients as its a rare disease and not many are aware about it. I saw many videos to study how the patient behaves, how they talk, their body language, their entire day routine. Until which age what body part supports them etc... So I tried to understand and get the information and give my best to perform the character realistically."

Apart from Kajol and Vishal Jethwa, the film also stars Rahul Bose, Rajeev Khandelwal, Prakash Raj, Kamal Sadanah, and Ahana Kumra. Aamir Khan has a special appearance in the film. 

Produced by BLIVE Productions and RTAKE Studios, Salaam Venky is set to release in cinemas on December 9.

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