Among the many film families that are present in the Telugu Film Industry, the Akkineni family has a special place. The fact that its founder happens to be the legendary Akkineni Nageswara Rao who stood as a pillar to Telugu cinema for many decades goes to show the legacy. Since many years, his son Akkineni Nagarjuna took the mantle.
Now, this has passed to the next generation and Yuva Samrat Akkineni Naga Chaitanya and Akkineni prince Akhil are sweating it hard to resurrect the successful image. However, it appears the Akkineni family needs a strong stroke of fortune. Apparently, none of the movies featuring their heroes are working at the box office.
With the movie ‘Officer’ becoming a colossal dud, Nag could not score. Now, ‘U Turn’ has got good critical reviews but cute smile queen Samantha not been able to converge it into collections. Similarly ‘Shailaja Reddy Alludu’ featuring Chay also hit the marquee. Though all three of them desperately want a hit, the whole idea collapsed. Now, if Nag’s ‘DevaDasu’ works it will bring some oxygen to the Akkineni clan.