It’s known that Akhil’s affair with Shriya Bhupal of the GVK family ended in a damp squib. It was a personal tragedy for him, as his engagement with his girlfriend fell on the rocks. No marriage happened. The Akkinenis moved on and so did Shriya’s family.
What differences were there between the two families is a mystery.
Recently, Shriya got married to the grandson of Apollo Chairman C Pratap Reddy. It was a high-profile ceremony which saw the attendance of businessmen and relatives like the Ram Charan-Upasana couple.
Around this time, Akhil felt he shouldn’t be in Hyderabad when his ex was getting married. This explains why he planned the first schedule of his movie with Venky Atluri in London. He was apparently embarrassed to be in the town. Akhil’s career is in doldrums despite ‘Hello!’ getting critical acclaim. The film didn’t earn profits for its distributors. He badly needs to score a hit with his third film.