SIIMA Awards 2016, which felicitates the talents across south Indian film industry was a great success. The stars and starlets from the south Indian industry graced the occasion and the two-day event was filled with many entertaining performances and memorable acts.
While the event is yet to go on air on television, we have a funny incident to share. Apparently, Rana Daggubati and Lakshmi Manchu hosted a segment of the award night together and the first one to fall prey for their wit was Akhil.
They reportedly teased Akhil on stage about his marriage reports to his embarrassment. Rana quizzed Akhil about his age and when he replied that he is 22, unaware of the punch that is to be followed, "Look at me, I'm 32 and I have not even thought of marriage yet. Look at that Bunny (Allu Arjun) over there -the day he got married, he forgot all of us his friends. Will you also forget your friends...?", said Rana.
"But you aren't my friend, are you...?", replied Akhil, trying to escape the conversation, while Lakshmi said she was shocked to read the news on a tabloid, when she is in the US.
This left the crowd break into laughter, while Akhil turned pink blushing. Clueless about how to deal with the tease, the young Akkineni scion apparently had skipped the topic with a smile.
If you are wondering what is it all about, Akhil went official that he is dating a Hyderabad based designer, Shriya Bhupal, while condemning the reports that read he is secretly engaged.