Hyderabad: No regrets! No heartbreaks!! Shriya Bhupal, Akhil Akkineni's ex-girlfriend with whom he got engaged in last December, is going to tie the knot with an NRI.
The 26-year-old fashion designer cancelled her engagement to 22-year-old actor son of Akkineni Nagarjuna after a quarrel they picked in full public view at the Hyderabad International Airport. The incident took place when the would-be couple along with Shriya's mother was returning from Rome where the wedding was planned to be performed.
Akhil reportedly walked away from the airport in a huff after the quarrel and neither Shriya nor her mother cared a dime. After all, Shriya is the granddaughter of business tycoon GVK Reddy not to mention her high profile fashion design career. The Parson School of Design graduate runs her own design label, Shriya Som.
The incident was taken as a usual lovers’ tiff. But things haven’t been the same between them ever since. Nagarjuna, who was not that happy about son's hitch for a girl much older, still tried to patch up things, but to no avail. Chiranjeevi's daughter-in-law, Ramcharan's wife Upaasna had also reportedly tried for a patch-up but nothing worked.
And the big wedding plans got aborted. Both families cancelled Rome tickets already booked for high profile guests.
Many are citing the huge age gap between the two as the main issue. They maintain that Akhil was too young to get hitched and developed cold feet after the engagement.
After the engagement was cancelled, Akhil is concentrating on his acting career while Shriya has left for the US. Akhil's second movie just went on the floors this week.
It was like ‘they lived happily ever after the break-up’.