With growing ambiguity surrounding the release date of Akhil Akkineni’s debut film in Tollywood, sources close to the actor have indicated that the film will be ready for a Diwali release next month.
Directed by VV Vinayak, the film is titled Akhil and was all set for a Dasara release on October 22 but was postponed indefinitely at the last minute due to faulty VFX in the film.
According to insiders, Akhil’s superstar father Nagarjuna was unimpressed by the film’s graphics work and was the catalyst behind postponing the film. In fact, several reports went on to suggest that a furious Nagarjuna asked the crew to re-shoot some of the sequences to improve the overall quality of the film.
Dismissing such reports, Akhil took to Twitter and clarified that everything was under control.
“Just clearing the air, there is no reshoot of any sort happening for Akhil. Lots of rumours going around which are completely false,” an irked Akhil posted on Twitter.
Sources close to the film have now revealed that the post-production work is nearing completion and the makers are eyeing a Diwali release.
“There was a technical glitch in the film’s graphics which is being sorted out. The post-production work is almost complete and preparations for release are underway. The team is planning to release the film during the Diwali season,” revealed a soure from the film’s unit.
Produced by Nithiin, Akhil features Sayyesha Saigal as its female lead.