Akkineni Nageshwar Rao, Nagarjuna, Naga chaitanya and Akhil Akkineni, all the four are well known names in Telugu Fim Industry. Since a couple of days, another Akkineni’s name is doing rounds in media circles who is going to make his cine-debut remaking Tamil film ‘Pizza’ in Hindi. He is Akshay Akkineni. The surname is enough to guess that he might be related to Nagarjuna. But Akshay says that as far as his knowledge goes he doesn’t know the connection between the two families.

He says that since his childhood people have been asking him the question how he is he related to Nagarjuna’s family. He doesn’t have an answer for that. Akshay Akkneni is the son of legendary Tollywood editor Srikar Prasad Akkineni. He feels that two or three generations back there might have been a connection between the two families but he doesn’t know the details. At present, he is making preparations to helm his directorial debut and feels that itself a challenge as the entire film would be shot in 3D with TS5 equipment. Akshay worked as an assistant director for the Telugu movie ‘Panja’.