Akhil Akkineniâ€™s next film is with director Bommarilu Bhaskar. The film was announced several weeks ago but the shooting is yet to commence. When enquired about its progress, we heard that the filmmakers are looking to rope in a young heroine to pair up with Akhil. Apparently, all the young heroines are busy and have no time to allow call sheet for this film.
Sources in the know say that Rashmika Mandanna is in talks with the filmmakers but she currently has a number of films needing her attention due to which she is unable to join the unit.
Interestingly, this film will be produced by Bunny Vas who has produced Geetha Govindam which had Rashmika playing the female lead. There are reports that it is a very meaty role and something that will be akin to her character in Geetha Govindam.
Touted to be a rom com, the filmâ€™s star cast and crew are expected to be revealed officially in a couple of weeks. On the genre of this film, we hear that it will be an emotional family drama. Akhil reportedly agreed to do this project after the director convinced him with a strong storyline line, say sources. Akhil had starred in three films so far but none of them made an impact at the box office.
Akhilâ€™s last release was Mr. Majnu, which was directed by Venky Atluri and bankrolled by BVSN Prasad under his banner Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra. Nidhi Agarwal plays Akhilâ€™s love interest in the film with the star cast also including Izabelle Leite, Naga Babu, Subbaraju, Rao Ramesh, Jayaprakash, Pavitra Lokesh, Sithara, Priyadarshi Pullikonda, Vidyullekha Raman and Ro Ashika. The rest of the technical crew of this Akhil Akkineni starrer includes S Thaman for music, George C Williams for cinematography and Navin Nooli for editing.
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