Akhil Akkineni is reportedly being considered for the Telugu remake of Dulquer Salmaan starrer latest Malayalam action drama Kammati Paadam.
"Dulquer's Kammati Paadam has opened to positive reports everywhere. Having been received very well by critics and audiences alike, there are now plans to remake the film in Telugu and Hindi. Akhil and Arjun Kapoor are the top contenders for the lead role," a source from the film's unit revealed.
While nothing has been finalised yet, talks have been initiated. "Even the film hasn't been show to them yet. However, they're being considered as the story suits their image more convincingly. It might take a couple of months before things get firmed up," the source added.
Directed by Rajeev Ravi, Kammati Paadam is set against gangster backdrop, is the story about how the place Kammati Paadam paved way to Cochin. The film was produced by Prem Menon under the banner of Global United Media.
The reports earlier informed that Akhil was keen on remaking the superhit Hindi film, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani in Telugu. However, Akhil trashed the reports and announced that he will soon let out the details of his second film.
The Akkineni scion, who debuted last year with a debacle like Akhil, is yet to sign his second film and talks are reportedly underway with director Hanu Raghavapudi. On that note, we have to wait and see how the idea of remaking Kammati Paadam clicks with Akhil.