Akhil Akkineni is all set to team up with a Star Director for the first time in his career. His fifth film with Sye Raa fame Surender Reddy was announced the last month. Anil Sunkara will be bankrolling this project on his AK Entertainment Ltd Banner.
The movie is going to be the costliest in Akhil’s career and the director reportedly brought Rashmika Mandanna onboard paying a whopping 2 Crore which is the highest-ever remuneration for the actress to date. The actress will sign the dotted line very soon, sources say.
Rashmika currently only has Allu Arjun’s Pushpa in Telugu in her kitty. In Pushpa, the actress plays a village belle for the first time. The yet to be titled film will go on floors once Akhil completes the balance shooting of his Most Eligible Bachelor. She will shuttle between both the sets for the next six months or so.Follow @THEPANIPURI