Akhil has been cooling his heels ever since his debut film also titled Akhil released in 2015. The film was universally panned for its uninspiring content. Following which there were many non starters like the film with Hani Raghavapudi which fell into Nithin’s kitty.

After much soul searching the Akkineni clan has placed its trust and Akhil’s comeback in Manam director Vikram’s hands. The film started rolling in the presence of Nagarjuna, Amala and Naga Chaitanya last night. Regular shoot starts today.

The film is said to be a romantic entertainer and talks are on with Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt to star in the film. Anup Rubens will compose the music.