If the information emerging from the close sources of Nagarjuna are to be believed, VV Vinayak is chosen as the director of Akhil's debut film and the muhurtham shot of the film will take place on September 20th.
It is said that Nagarjuna opted for Vinayak since he successfully launched Bellamkonda Srinivas recently with Alludu Seenu. However this news is not greeted well by fans as well as film enthusiasts. Vinayak off late had lost the steam as director. He is mostly relying on comedy by Brahmanandham for the success of his films after Ravi Teja's Krishna.
He some how drove Alludu Seenu home with massive publicity, star heroines like Samantha, Tamannah and comedy track. Experts feel that this strategy will not work with Akhil as he is a star kid and will carry different expectations than that of Bellamkonda Srinivas. Also, attempting a mass entertainer for debut movie may not do well with Akhil's career. Akhil Akkineni appeared in a cameo role in Akkineni Multistarer film, Manam. His debut was a talking topic be it in industry or the audience since then.
The Akkineni scion's entry was a super hit and contributed a little part in the movie success. 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. His cameo in Manam only took his popularity to the next level. 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.