Akhil Akkineni is gearing up for the release of his latest film, 'Most Eligible Bachelor'. However, he says that he would love to be part of a sports drama some day and would like to play Indian cricketer Virat Kohli onscreen. 

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The actor spoke about Virat Kohli's journey full of 'passion, fire and dedication', revealing that he would want to portray the cricketer on screen, reports Pinkvilla.

Akkineni says that he has been influenced by the 'incredible' Kohli in many ways, including the latter's way of carrying himself as well as his dedication to his craft and sport.

The actor, who hasn't yet found a compelling sports-based movie, mentioned that he is looking forward to the release of Kabir Khan’s '83' and hoped that the film works out on the screen. The biographical sports drama is set to hit theatres on December 24, 2021.

Shedding light on the essentials of a sports drama, Akhil stated that it has to be 'something really monumental and gripping' for the game to be properly highlighted.

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The actor will be seen alongside Pooja Hegde in the upcoming romantic comedy film 'Most Eligible Bachelor' helmed by Bammarillu Bhaskar. GA2c Pictures, Bunny Vasu, and Vasu Verma are bankrolling the project while Allu Arvind is presenting it. Apart from the leading duo, the Telugu flick also stars Sudigali Sudheer, Eesha Rebba and Neha Shetty in pivotal roles.

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It follows the story of an NRI, Harsha and his relationship with a stand-up comedian, Vibha. After several postponements owing to the COVID-19 pandemic., the film is scheduled to release on 15 October 2021.