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Nagarjuna's son Akhil Akkineni to make his debut

December 25, 2014 14:03 IST

Director V V Vinayak has started his new film with Akhil Akkineni which will produced by his father Nagarjuna Akkineni.

Akhil and Amala Akkineni Akhil Akkineni, son of Amala and Nagarjuna Akkineni is all set to make his debut in Telugu cinema 

His debut film (untitled so far) is directed by V V Vinayak and produced jointly by actor Nithin, Sudhakar Reddy (Nithin’s father) and Nagarjuna and will release next year. 

Akhil had earlier done a cameo in Manam which also starred his grandfather, late Akkineni Nageswara Rao.

He has also featured in television commercials like Titan watches (with Kalki Koechlin) and Mountain Dew.

Akhil he has studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York.

Nagarjuna wanted to ensure the best possible debut for his second son and hence he was waiting for the right film.

Akhil is not new to the camera. As an infant, he had acted in Sisindri, inspired by the English film Baby’s Day Out

The untitled film had a low key launch with a pooja for which family and close friends were present. Amala Akkineni clapped the sound board, Nagarjuna directed the first shot of the film, and Vikram Kumar, director of Manam, switched on the camera. 

Akhil and Nagarjuna Akkineni

Akkineni fans may have been disappointed that the launch was sans fanfare. Akhil’s popularity is increasing. Recently, he was mobbed by girls at a college where he was present for an event.

There is no word yet about who will be Akhil’s leading lady. The names of Alia Bhatt and Sridevi’s daughter, Raashi Khanna, are doing the rounds.

The film is scripted by Veligonda Srinivas; Kona Venkat and Gopi Mohan are the dialogue writers.

Akhil is a good cricketer and has been an integral part of CCL the Celebrity Cricket League and other celebrity cricket matches.

Much is expected of Akhil, the latest entrant to filmdom from the illustrious Akkineni family after ANR, Nagarjuna, Sumanth, Sushanth, and Naga Chaitanya.

Radhika Rajamani/Rediff.com in Hyderabad