Nagarjuna’s son Akhil Akkineni’s engagement with fashion designer Shriya Bhupal has reportedly been called off months before their destination wedding in Italy. Shriya is the granddaughter of business tycoon GVK Reddy. The two had been dating for a few years and got engaged in a private ceremony in 2016 at the GVK House. According to reports, the engagement was called off by Akhil and Shriya while Nagarjuna and GVK Reddy reluctantly gave in. It is said that Nagarjuna and GVK even tried to counsel the young couple but even that did not help.Now both the families got in touch with the invited guests and asked them to cancel their tickets. The reason for the sudden development is not yet known to anybody. All the arrangements had been done in Italy, including hotel and travel bookings. Also Read - It's a Girl For Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli! From Alia Bhatt To Sania Mirza, Celebs Pour In Their Congratulations!
And now we hear that for the past few days, Akkineni Nagarjuna has locked himself up indoors, depressed by the developments. Apparently, he has cancelled all his assignments too. While some believe that this depression is because of his recent film ‘Om Namo Venkatesaya’, not doing great at the box office, others are speculating that his son Akhil’s personal life issues are bothering the father to a great extent. According to the industry insiders, daddy Nagarjuna is also worried his son Akhil’s career is not taking shape well. Although the exact reason is still unknown, it is said that the news of his son’s break up has deeply depressed Nagarjuna. Also Read - Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s Floral Embroidered Jumpsuit is A Perfect Pick for Your Next Festive Gathering
“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,” a source told New Indian Express, “It was a last minute decision. All was well until last week.” (ALSO READ: Shocking! Nagarjuna’s son Akhil Akkineni and Shriya Bhupal’s much awaited wedding called off) Also Read - Bigg Boss Telugu 4: Nagarjuna Welcomes 16 Contestants Locked Inside Controversial House
Among those who were invited to the wedding of the 22-year-old actor and 26-year-old fashion designer included film actors from Telugu and Tamil industries, Bollywood celebs, prominent politicians and business honchos. It was being touted as the wedding of the year, to be closely followed by the nuptials of Akhil’s brother and Nagarjuna’s other son Naga Chaitanya to actor Samantha Ruth Prabhu. In fact, Shriya and her family were also present when Naga and Samantha got engaged in December last year.