Young actor Akhil Akkineni tasted success with his second film Hello which was directed by Vikram K Kumar. Starring Akhil and Kalyani Priyadarshan, daughter of filmmaker Priyadarshan, Hello was a romantic saga of two estranged lovers. Post the success of Hello, Akhil is planning to take it slowly and is listening to scripts from filmmakers for his third film. And according to latest reports, Akhil will collaborate with Venky Atluri who made an impressive debut in Telugu cinema with Tholi Prema. Starring Varun Tej and Raashi Khanna in the lead roles, Tholi Prema is one of the biggest hits of 2018 in Telugu cinema. Akhil is said to have given his go ahead for the film which is yet to be titled and will be produced by Creative Commercials, reports reveal. The music for the film will be composed by hit machine Thaman SS, who is on a roll this year.
Hello was praised for the action episodes and touching the emotions which probably were never seen before in Telugu cinema. Akhil was well lauded for his performance in the film and reviews suggested that Akhil has taken a giant leap in terms of acting when compared to his first film. While the audience feedback and critic reviews were filled with appraisals for Akhil and the film, the box office reports too seemed to be pleasing. Hello also marked the debut of Kalyani Priyadarshan in acting and Telugu cinema, who is the daughter of popular Malayalam filmmaker Priyadarshan. With Hello, Akhil seems to have gotten a firm foothold in Tollywood and will look to capitalise on the success.
There were reports doing rounds that Akhil may do a film under the direction of Siva Koratala, who is currently working on Bharath Ane Nenu. However, the latest reports reveal that Akhil is all set to team up with Venky Atluri.