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Baahubali Special | Dt 23-10-14

Nagarjuna Repeats Nithiin’s Mistake?

As per the reports from film circles, Nagarjuna Akkineni is committing the same mistake that was done by hero Nitthiin in the case of ‘Akhil’.

It is known that Nag is producing his younger son Akhil’s second film under his own banner. ‘Ishq’ and ‘Manam’ fame Vikram Kumar has been chosen as the director after considering several names.

Reportedly, Vikram has penned a unique action script in the stye of Hollywood action films and that Nag has sanctioned Rs 40 crore budget for it. The reason could be Nag’s immense confidence in Vikram, who delivered a classic film ‘Manam’ for Akkineni family. Trusting Vikram is one thing and betting Rs 40 Cr on Akhil however is another thing altogether.

It may be recalled that Nithiin had spent more than Rs 40 crore for Akhil’s debut film ‘Akhil’, which was the highest for any debut hero. As there was huge hype, he managed to sell the rights to interested parties for high prices. In the end, even after collecting around Rs 25 crore share, Akhil ended up as a huge disaster.

Although an experience Nag is well aware of budget risks, he has once again allotted Rs 40 crore for Akhil’s second project. Almost half of this is reportedly reserved for action sequences. Nag might have decided to take this risk in order to relaunch his son in style but will the distributors dare to bet so high on Akhil after the earlier bruising?