A photo from Nagarjuna's younger son Akhil Akkineni's engagement ceremony with Shriya Bhupal. Pic/Nagarjuna's Twitter account
In a shocking turn of events, the wedding of Tollywood superstar Nagarjuna's younger son Akhil Akkineni to designer Shriya Bhupal has reportedly been called off.
Akhil Akkineni and Shriya Bhupal were all set to tie the knot in a fairytale ceremony this May in Rome.
Akhil Akkineni got engaged to Shriya Bhupal, granddaughter of industrialist GVK Reddy, in a grand ceremony in December last year. The couple were dating for a few of years before they got engaged.
So much love & joy at Akhil & Shriya 's engagement!! Thank you all for the blessingsð pic.twitter.com/n4L7CqW9Jo— Nagarjuna Akkineni (@iamnagarjuna) December 10, 2016
No official statement has been issued so far, but The New Indian Express quoted sources as saying that family and friends who had been invited to the wedding in Italy have been asked to cancel their bookings.
"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 the newspaper. One of the invitees was quoted as saying, "All was well until last week."
Shriya Bhupal and her family attended Akhil's elder brother Naga Chaitanya's engagement ceremony in January this year. Naga Chaitanya is engaged to Samantha Ruth Prabhu.