All the Akkineni heroes till date have prospered as romantic heroes in soft roles. They may have tried different genres for a change. Nevertheless, their main successes came in the form of romantic entertainers. Legendary Akkineni Nageshwar Rao ruled an whole era as a lover boy of novel based stories. Though Nagarjuna’s ‘Shiva’ was a phenomenal hit, his ‘Ninne Pelladuta’ didn’t allow him to deviate from the romantic genre.
Following grandpa and his father, Naga Chaitanya by fate got superhits only when he did love oriented films. Rough action movies like ‘Dhada’, ‘Bejawada’ and ‘Autonagar Surya’, only proved that Chaitu suits better in romantic roles. The next hero from Akkineni family is going to make his debut as a full time hero and according to the reliable sources, V.V.Vinayak has been chosen to direct Akhil’s movie. This shows that Akhil is keen more on mass image rather than a class image. That implies, for a change and to ensure to become a mass hero, Akhil is avoiding coming under Akkineni umbrella…class romantic entertainers.