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.