Akhil, the handsome young lad from the Akkineni family, will make his silver screen debut as a hero with the film Akhil, interestingly titled after his name. This most eagerly awaited film is being directed by mass entertainers specialist VV Vinayak and is produced by young hero Nithiin with a highest ever budget for a debut hero’s film.
Thanks to the craze surrounding the film, distributors from allover have been investing huge to grab the theatrical rights for fancy offers. As per the insider’s buzz, the producers have already sold the film off for a whopping 45 crores. While entire Andhra theatrical rights were grabbed for nearly 17 crores, 14 crore from Nizam and 6 more crore from Ceded took the tally to 37 crore.
Further more, 4 crore from Karnataka, 0.5 crore to 1 crore from Rest of India and another 3.5 crore or 4 crore from overseas have been reportedly shelled out by the respective distributors. Topping this, satellite rights can easily be sold for anywhere close to 7-8 crores, taking the overall business close to 53 crores, a never seen before record for a debut hero’s film.
Interestingly, Akhil even surpassed the Akkineni family’s highest ever pre-release business of 40 crores for Manam. With nearly 45 crores at stake, the film needs to be a sure shot hit to make the buyers put a smile on their face.