Akash Puri: Too young or grown up enough?

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.