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Agent: We could not deliver a good film; I will come back stronger, says Akhil Akkineni

The Surender Reddy directorial, which also had Mollywood star Mammootty in a pivotal role, had released in theatres on April 28 to disastrous results

Agent: We could not deliver a good film; I will come back stronger, says Akhil Akkineni

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Akhil Akkineni gave not one, but three years to his last film, Agent and had pinned massive hope on it being the project that would elevate his status as a star. But the Surender Reddy directorial tanked miserably at the box office, with producer Anil Sunkara admitting that the team’s biggest mistake was proceeding to make the film without a bound script. In fact, the collections were so bad that theatres began removing the film only days after its release.

Akhil Akkineni and Sakshi Vaidya
Akhil Akkineni and Sakshi Vaidya

In the days since the film’s theatrical release, Akhil had been quiet, until now, when he took to social media to finally address the debacle that was Agent. Admitting that the film didn’t translate the way the film team hoped for and that they could not deliver a good movie, eventually, Akhil thanked everyone who worked on Agent and those who supported and believed in his film.

He wrote, “To my dearest fans and all my well wishers, I want to sincerely thank the cast and crew of Agent who dedicated their lives to see our film come to life. While we tried our level best, the film unfortunately didn't translate the way we wished it would on the screen and we could not deliver a good film for you. A special thanks to my producer Anil garu who was my biggest support system. Thank you to all the distributors who believed in our film and also the media who supported us immensely. The love and energy you all give me is the reason I work and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for that. I will come back stronger for all those who believe in me.”

The film, we hear, is set to drop on OTT later this month within the 30-day mark on Sony Liv.