Telugu superstar Nagarjuna Akkineni's younger son, Akhil Akkineni will next be seen in Most Eligible Bachelor, which is scheduled to hit the screens for next year's Sankranti festival. Akhil will be seen sharing screen space with Butta Bomma sensation Pooja Hegde in this romantic entertainer, directed by Bommarillu Bhaskar. The film has music scored by Gopi Sundar who has already delivered a chartbuster number in the form of 'Manasa Manasa'. Produced by Bunny Vas and Vasu Varma under the banner of GA2 Pictures, Most Eligible Bachelor will be presented by Allu Aravind. Apart from Akhil and Pooja Hegde, Most Eligible Bachelor also stars Murli Sharma, Vennela Kishore, Jayaprakash, Pragathi, Eesha Rebba in the cast. The film has cinematography by Pradeesh Varma and editing by Marthand K Venkatesh.

Meanwhile, it has now been officially announced that the young talent would be teaming up with director Surender Reddy for his next film. Yes! Akhil Akkineni and Surender Reddy will be joining hands for a new flick which is to be produced by AK Entertainments, who bankrolled Mahesh Babu's blockbuster hit - Sarileru Neekevvaru, earlier this year. AK Entertainments will fund this film in association with Surrender 2 Cinema. The announcement was made this morning and it has made the fans look forward to the project.

Akhil Akkineni shared the good news through a tweet that read, "It’s time ! Announcing my next with @DirSurender and @AnilSunkara1. This one is extremely special to me. Fully pumped to start soon. Energy all the way @AKentsOfficial @S2C_Offl #Akhil5". Details regarding the commencement of shoot and the information on the star cast is yet to be known. The makers have assured that some big names are going to be associated in this film and let us hope that it turns out to be a memorable outing for Akhil Akkineni. This untitled project will be Akhil's 5th film as a lead hero after Akhil, Hello, Mr Majnu, and Most Eligible Bachelor.

Surender Reddy is a renowned director in Telugu cinema who has delivered blockbuster hits like Athidhi (Mahesh Babu), Kick (Ravi Teja), Race Gurram (Allu Arjun), Dhruva (Ram Charan), etc. His last directorial was the historical epic, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, that starred Megastar Chiranjeevi in the lead role. Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi, Nayanthara, Tamannaah, Kichcha Sudeep, Jagapathi Babu formed the supporting cast. For now, check out the announcement poster of Akhil 5 below: