There's no dearth of rumours about who's going to direct Akhil Akkineni's debut film. Right from Rajamouli to Krish, several filmmakers were reportedly in talks with Akhil and Nagarjuna over the past couple of years; however, nothing has been finalised yet. Earlier this year, there were strong rumours that Deva Katta might direct Akhil's debut film, although there was no official confirmation regarding the project.
Recently, when Akhil attended an event to celebrate ANR's birth anniversary and Manam's success, he said, "I know that a lot of people are curious to know details about my debut film. However, I would like to clarify that I haven't made up my mind yet. I want to start my career with a blockbuster film and I'm not going to settle for anything less than that. If all goes well, I will announce details about my debut film in near future after Oka Laila Kosam releases. Till then, all I can say is, I'm still working hard on what my debut film should be."
In the recent past, every time Akhil's father, Nagarjuna was asked about her younger's son debut, he stated that there's still time for that. "I'm going to listen to the scripts, but it's his decision when it comes to what to take up first. Hopefully, the film will be produced under Annapurna Studios banner," Nagarjuna said.