Akhil Found the Director, Finally?

The long-standing suspense on Akhil Akkineni’s 3rd film as lead hero is likely to end in a couple of days. According to reliable sources, Nag and Akhil have finally locked the director, and he is not the one who had been in news.

The names of Koratala Siva especially and Puri Jagannath among several others did rounds as the probable director but in the end, a promising young talent was preferred over established directors.

Venky Atluri, the actor-turned-director who impressed audience as well as critics with his debut work, “Tholi Prema” has been finalized to helm Akhil’s 3rd film. An official announcement will be made on March 18 and the regular shoot will commence from April second week.

The film is said to be an emotional romantic entertainer, the same genre as of Tholi Prema. The script has already been prepared and Venky is currently giving finishing touches to it. A newcomer is likely to make her Tollywood debut opposite Akhil.