Akhil Akkineni is currently shooting for the second film of his career which is being directed by Vikram K Kumar. Titled ‘Hello’, the film is being produced by Akhil’s father, Akkineni Nagarjuna under their home banner Annapurna Studios. ‘Hello’ will mark the debut of Kalyani Priyadarshan, daughter of ace Malayalam filmmaker Priyadarshan. The shooting of the film is currently progressing in and around Hyderabad and buzz is that the film will have another actress who will make her debut. Buzz in the industry is that newcomer Nivedhithaa Sathish will also be a part of the cast and will be making her Telugu debut.
Nivedhithaa is part of the Jyothika starrer Magalir Mattum in Tamil which is hitting the screens this Friday and that convinced the makers to rope her in. “Nivedhithaa will be playing one of the female leads in the film. She was zeroed in on after an audition a couple of months ago. Since she has already performed well in the upcoming Tamil film Magalir Mattum, the makers were happy with her experience and roped her in,” a report in DC quoted a source.
This romantic entertainer will have some hefty technicians working on it including stunt director from Hollywood. Earlier, it was being reported that Bollywood actress and a popular name in Tollywood circles, Tabu would be part of ‘Hello’, however the makers have denied any such developments. With his first film not doing great, Akhil would have his hopes pinned on his second film and will look to make it big in Tollywood.