Alia Bhatt is one of the frontrunners to play the female lead in Akhil Akkineni’s next. Directed by Vikram Kumar, the film is reported to have some sci-fi elements. Nagarjuna produces the film and is likely to have a cameo in it.
According to Akhil’s spokesperson, “We’d love it if Alia can join the film. Right now, we are in negotiations with the actress’ team. Anything more can be said only when we know her decision properly.”
Several attempts have been made to get Alia to act in a South Indian film since her debut with Student Of The Year (2012), but to no avail.
Meanwhile, pre-production work on the project is in full swing. Director Vikram is leaving no stone unturned in his efforts to make this film a profitable one for Akhil. The duo last collaborated for Manam, in which Akhil had a small role.