Unfortunately, Akhil couldn't score a hit with his début film Akhil and has tasted the bitterness of a failure with his first film itself. However, Both Nagarjuna and Akhil are keen on covering it up with a smashing hit this time.
Apparently, the delay in choosing the second project is also because of that. Though reports earlier suggested that Akhil will team up with Krish for a navy officer's story, it has been put aside by the Akkinenis, as it might not help the actor in washing away the first film's sour experience.
Going by the latest developments, Puri Jagannadh was approached by Nagarjuna to script a striking story, that suits the Akkineni lad. It is known that Puri is often termed as the hero's director as he has by now mastered the art of establishing heroes as stars.
Talking at Loafer audio event, Prabhas too had said that a hero has to pass through Puri's hands to attain the star status. Perhaps, Prabhas' statement might have triggered an idea in Nag's mind, who is looking for a promising director for his son's second film.
Nevertheless, Nag did not take a call yet, as he is reportedly thinking to finalize things only after seeing Puri's Loafer's result. If everything goes well, Puri will helm Akhil's second project and the actor is expected to shine in a tailor-made role.