Akhil AkkineniAkhil Akkineni is trying to find his mark. Despite making a decent hit with Hello, his career didn’t see any progress. The actor has now pinned all hopes on Surender Reddy’s Agent.

As per the latest talk, Kannada actor Upendra has been zeroed in to play the baddie. While Upendra is a notable face, he may not help Akhil in expanding the market. If inside reports are to go by, Malayalam actor Mohanlal was approached to play the antagonist. The actor however could not come on board citing date issues.

Had Mohanlal been part of Agent, things would have been promising for Akhil who is still at a nascent stage and trying to expand his market hold. Kerala has been welcoming Telugu movies, and has also shown love for Tollywood actors. The film in Telugu too would have got advantage and Mohanlal is also a popular name in Kollywood. Looks like this is Akhi’s first loss with Agent.

Agent marks the debut of Sakshi Vaidya. The film supposed to begin in May got delayed due to the outbreak of the pandemic. Bankrolled by AK Entertainments in association with Surender2Cinema, the film is slated for release on December 24.