Sometime ago, reports emerged that Akhil Akkineni’s third film as lead hero will be directed by Sathya Pinisetty (elder brother of actor Aadhi Pinisetty and son of yesteryear director Raviraja Pinisetty) and bankrolled by Rana Daggubati. The project has been dropped from the stage of almost getting announced officially. You may wonder, who pulled the plug? Was it Akhil or Nagarjuna?
Well, the answer is neither of them. It was Akkineni fans who nipped the project in the bud itself.
Sathya Pinisetty had narrated Akhil an out of the box subject, an adventure film. The young hero was quite impressed and even Nag took a liking to it. But, the commercial failure of “Hello”, which was a decently made film, played the spoilsport.
It is heard that senior Akkineni fans met Nagarjuna and advised him to select only a mass entertainer for Akhil’s third film and not a film like ‘Hello’, which has limited reach. They told him that just one big hit can make Akhil a star hero and requested him to keep Akhil away from experiments.
Since Nagarjuna also aims to establish Akhil as a mass hero, he took the advice of fans and dropped Pinisetty’s film.
Meanwhile, buzz is that Nag and Akhil liked a story narrated by an Assistant of RGV and that the story is currently being developed in Annapurna Studios by a team of writers.