Akhil Akkineni has come of age and Nagarjuna is planning to launch him soon. The grapevine from Filmnagar is that his maiden project will be directed by Srinu Vaitla. Nagarjuna trusted the job with Srinu Vaitla as he expects the director to take Akhil closer to family audience.
Nagarjuna feels that it will not wise to thrust mass masalas on Akhil and increase the expectations and hype on the first project. We are told that this project may be announced from the dais of Manam audio launch. However, the film will go on floors only on September 20th which happens to be ANR’s Jayanthi.
It is customary in Akkineni family to have any debut on that particular date and Nagarjuna just wanted to continue the tradition. Akhil is a familiar face to Telugu audience with his active participation in Celebrity Cricket League. Already he commands good following in youth and ladies. We will have to see if it helps him in movies too. It is known that Akhil first faced camera as a child artist for Sisindri movie.