Akhil Akkineni Quotes
Humor and family emotions are integral to Telugu cinema.
I had a normal upbringing, studied in Chaitanya Vidyalaya till class VIII, went to Australia for two years, returned and did my Inter at Oakridge. I wasn't inclined towards academics. I barely scraped through.
If I choose a holiday destination, it would be a beach.
My parents are super chilled-out.
It takes time to gain the audience's trust. I am taking one baby step at a time.
Unfortunately, I have a temper. I tend to flare up once in a while.
I know the world isn't always beautiful or magical.
Though my first love is cricket, I was never away from any other disciplines too.
All my staff is male and the same age group as me.
When someone is mean to a dog, they are being cruel to a living being.
I don't know whether it was my fault or someone else's fault, but I was extremely disappointed that my first film was a total washout.
In Telugu filmdom, audiences like to see their hero dance, fight and play a larger-than-life character. It's precisely why most of our commercial films do extremely well and get remade too.
I love to be outdoors.
From childhood, both my brother and I have had only one hero, and that's our dad.
'Hello' was a niche film with no high levels of energy. It had no much happiness, no much dance in its screenplay. But it did a lot of good for me. I was in a negative space before it happened.
As I represent the next generation of the Akkineni clan, I'm expected to do much more. It's the only fear that makes me realize how hard I have to work to survive.
If Hello' had been my debut film, the numbers would have played out differently.
For me, Hello' was more of getting my confidence back and gaining the audience's trust.
'Mr. Majnu' is a modern and passionate love and he loves to be around girls, they love him too. But, I'm nothing like that in real life.
When I'm bored, I hate being alone so there's always a friend at my place.
You know, it's so tough not to be bit by the acting bug being in this film family.
Animals don't deserve to be abused. They deserve to be friends with us and they deserve to be appreciated for the beautiful beings they are.
To be honest, my first film Akhil' was a disaster and to come out of the negativity it brought, it took a lot of time.
I want to give fans what's expected of me and once I've made my mark, I can experiment and do the kind of films I'd like to do.
I would definitely love to do Hindi films but I'll choose films carefully.
No matter how much buzz you create for a film, it's the content that finally gets judged.
Irrespective of my father's support, if people don't like me there's nothing my family status can do about it.
Whether you are a star kid or not, it all depends on the actor and how he/she can get the audience to the theatre.
I believe Mr. Majnu' is a complete film.
The star family status can easily get you opportunities, but the offers dry up after a point when you don't prove yourself.
I have been brought up in a house where animals are our friends and we treat them as equals.
About him as a father, I can only say that he has been nothing less than a hero in real life to me and an inspiration like no other. I'm just in awe of his life and I am so grateful to be a part of his life.
In the evenings, I like to go for dinners with my close friends.
Not that I have any regrets about my first film. It was a learning experience and I'm grateful for the opportunity. But I think somewhere we went wrong with the planning and execution of my debut.
The problem is that right from the beginning, there was this whole pressure that I've had to make it big. I don't know if it's my fault or if someone else created this atmosphere around me, but it's been there.
'Mr. Majnu' is just my way of saying that I am trying to start off from the basics.
When you come from a star family in the South, you're expected to be really good in dance and fights. It's really important that you open up as an actor in front of the camera.
In person, I am a person who doesn't talk about myself.
In real life, I am nothing like a playboy.
I was always the shy one around, I wouldn't sing even in family gatherings.
It's important for an actor to self-analyze.
Everyone likes a little bit of flirting and I do indulge in healthy flirting at times.
Sometime in your teens you have to decide what you want to do. I knew it had to be cinema.
As a child I had a lot of energy and took to sports.
Every son needs his father to be a hero and my father is like a superhero!
There's nothing wrong in starting all over again and taking it step-by-step.
Honestly, I wanted to play it safe with my first film; I didn't want to do something completely out of the box.
Ever since I can remember, over-expectation and pressure have been my worst enemies.
My father is my go-to man.
I am open to doing multi-starrers if something exciting comes.
Fans always have an opinion of their own. We only try to live up to their expectations.
I see marriage as a new beginning in my life.
If it's a Sunday, I usually wake up by around 11-11:30 A. M.
Being a star son, everywhere I would go the first question that I would face was When is your debut?' I guess that's why it had to be planned well, for the curiosity that exists about your debut film is the highest and it makes for grand openings.
My Dad has been on board for the entire project. He has produced Hello' and made sure that everything is just right this time.
Audiences are brutally honest nowadays. If they don't like an actor, they have all the right to write him off.
I'm not much of a dancer.