Akhil Akkineni is two films old, but it appears as if he hit a road block in his career.
His first film did not create much impact. So, both Akhil and Nagarjuna took great care when it came to his next film. They took nearly an year to ok the film and waited for the right project despite considering many options.
Finally, Hello with Vikram Kumar happened. The Manam director gave a small twist to an otherwise regular story and made Hello in his inimitable style.
But one wrong step cost Akhil and his production house badly. Call it ego or business sense, Akhil's dad and producer Nagarjuna pitted the film against Nani's MCA.
While Hello hit the screens and failed to excite the audiences, Dil Raju and Nani's MCA had a good run in the theatres.
Well, some feel that Nagarjuna lost out as he could not make the correct estimate for his son's film.
Hello would have worked wonderfully had the film been made with Rs 20 crore. It would have been a safe project for Nagarjuna. But the budget stretched to Rs 35 crore and the theatrical collections were less than half that amount
Goes without saying, this left a dent in Akhil's confidence. Though he did ok a film while working on Hello, he has now set aside the subject and he is on the look out for a top director to do his next.
But there is a catch here too. Since almost all the top directors are busy with films, wonder when Akhil will start off on his third film.
We will keep you posted as ever.