Venkatesh of late is looking for stories that are unique and roles that are special. In line with this thinking, he has okayed a story narrated to him by director Teja. The story has him playing the role of a professor. This means Venky will sport a new look. Teja, who ended his drought run with Nene Raju Nene Mantri, is now directing the NTR biopic being made by Nandamuri Balakrishna.