Well, no doubt, Akhil Akkineni made a splashy debut with his maiden commercial in promoting a watch brand and hailed as new heartthrob of T-town but what’s shocking and striking odd is his pair in the commercial. In fact, slender beauty Kalki Koechlin is the dampener and stumbling block.
Many couldn’t digest 30-something Kalki opposite 20-old Akhil and they felt their on-screen ‘chemistry’ is “thanda” and “damp”. Kalki is mismatch for soft, tender, looking youngster. “Kalki is a good actress but casting her opposite Akhil is to hard to digest” says a producer, since the 10 years age gap, between the ‘lovers’, is too obvious and fails to connect. But Akhil charmed with his few romantic looks and came out with flying colours, but finds a mismatch and fails to set screen on fire.
It’s time for Akhil to move on and to pick a right choice for his showbiz debut which is around the corner. Let’s see who will be the lucky girl to romance Akhil in his debut. Already buzz has it that it will be from Bollywood.