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Keerthy Suresh, Radhika Apte enters YRF's revenge thriller Akka

Saturday, November 25, 2023 • Telugu Comments
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Acclaimed Indian actresses Radhika Apte, known for her stellar performance in "Andhadhun," and Keerthy Suresh, recognized for her role in "Mamannan," are set to headline the latest offering from YRF Entertainment, the streaming production arm of leading Indian studio Yash Raj Films. Titled "Akka," this period thriller will mark the directorial debut of the talented Dharmaraj Shetty.

Considered two of the most gifted female actors in the country, Radhika Apte and Keerthy Suresh bring their natural artistry and sheer brilliance to the screen. The narrative pits these formidable talents against each other, making "Akka" one of the most intriguing streaming projects in the country. According to industry insiders, the project caught the attention of Yash Raj Films chair and MD Aditya Chopra due to Shetty's disruptive creative vision, resulting in an instant green light and a directive from Adi to make "Akka" one of the most significant tentpole series in YRF Entertainment's portfolio. Every aspect of the project is shrouded in secrecy, a deliberate move by YRF to heighten anticipation and build intrigue.

YRF Entertainment is currently riding high on the success of its inaugural series, "The Railway Men," which has achieved global acclaim on Netflix, paying tribute to the unsung heroes of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy. The series features a stellar cast including R. Madhavan, Kay Kay Menon, Divyenndu Sharma, and Babil Khan. Their upcoming project, "Mandala Murders," is a multi-season gritty crime thriller starring Vaani Kapoor, Vaibhav Raj Gupta, Surveen Chawla, and Jameel Khan, currently in production.

In the cinematic realm, Yash Raj Films continues to make waves with the latest installment in its spy universe, "Tiger 3," starring Salman Khan, which has already grossed an impressive $48 million. As YRF Entertainment expands its footprint in the digital space, the anticipation surrounding "Akka" adds to the studio's legacy of delivering compelling and high-impact content across various platforms.

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