Nagarjuna’s son Akhil Akkineni and Shriya Bhupal, granddaughter of industrialist G V K Reddy, been called off?
Speculation is rife, both in Tollywood and business circles, that Akkineni Nagarjuna and G V K Reddy, the heads of the two families, have reportedly called off the wedding.
Akhil (22) and Shriya (26) were engaged in a lavish private ceremony at GVK House back December. The betrothal became the talk of the town and the rich and famous of Hyderabad were looking forward to the wedding in Italy in May this year.
Sources close to both families disclosed that over the last few days many invitees who had already booked air tickets to Italy were asked to cancel them.
“Messages went out last Saturday to guests to cancel their programme. No reason was given. Those who were about to book tickets were advised not to go ahead. Even the tickets booked by both families have been cancelled,” they said.
Though the reasons for the cancellation off are not known, sources indicated it was a ”last minute decision.’ One invitee who spoke on condition of anonymity said it was a total surprise. “All was well until last week,” he said.
According to reports, the engagement was called off by Akhil and Shriya while Nagarjuna and GVK Reddy reluctantly gave in. Many in the know said that Nagarjuna and GVK even tried to counsel the young couple but to no avail. According to reports, Akhil and Shriya were supposed to tie the knot in Rome, Italy amidst the presence of over 700 people. Hotels and resorts were booked,” sources said.
Akhil and Shriya had been seeing each other for almost two years before the December engagement. While Akhil has acted in a few movies, Akhil is Nagarjuna’s younger son and Naga Chaitanya’s brother who debuted in 2015 with Akhil and will next be seen in a Vikram Kumar project. As for Shriya Bhupal, she is a fashion designer who has her own designer label. She has worked with Radhika Apte, Alia Bhatt and Shraddha Kapoor to name a few.
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