Akash Puri: Too young or grown up enough?
Has Akash Puri become a hero too early? Did his father Puri Jagannadh do the right thing by casting him in the role of a fiery soldier in 'Mehbooba'? The film hit the screens this Friday and the jury is still out.
Initial reactions suggest that Akash is getting a positive response for being a bright spot in an otherwise ill-written movie. Critics have called him a confident actor.
On the other hand, there are those who think that he looks too tender to be a hero, much less playing a role that is massy. The youngster comes with the experience of having acted in several big-ticket movies as a child artist. His first attempt at a full-fledged role was 'Andhra Pori', a remake. It was a disaster. While he played a teen lover boy in that film, 'Mehbooba' is his debut as an adult.