Actor Akhil Akkineni was last seen in Hello which was the second film of his career. After his first film tanked at the box office, Akhil tasted success with Hello which was directed by Vikram K Kumar. Akhil Akkineni will now team up with Venky Atluri who made a fabulous debut with Tholiprema starring Varun Tej and Raashi Khanna. The yet untitled film is said to be another romantic breezy entertainer and will have music by Thaman SS. And according to latest reports, the film may have gotten a title. Reports reveal that Akhil’s film with Venky Atluri is titled Mr Majnu which is yet to be confirmed by the makers. Buzz in Telugu film circles is also that the makers may soon make an official announcement about this. This will be an interesting title because Majnu was title of one of Akhil’s father, Akkineni Nagarjuna’s film, a biggest in his career.
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Akhil’s last release, Hello, was a hit flick and got his career back on track after his debut film, Akhil – Power of Jua, was a debacle at the box office. Hello was directed by Vikram K Kumar and was bankrolled by Akhil’s father, Akkineni Nagarjuna. The film also marked the debut of Kalyani Priyadarshan, daughter of seasoned filmmaker Priyadarshan. The story of Hello was about two people who would get separated in their childhood and the only link between them is a phone number, and Akhil would be in constant search of it.
On the other hand, Venky Atluri had an impressive start to his career as a director in Tollywood with Tholiprema which impressed everyone including audiences and critics. A romantic drama, Tholiprema starred Varun Tej and Raashi Khanna in the lead roles. The actors too were lauded for their performances and Raashi, in particular, was being appreciated for her mature and impressive portrayal of her role.