Akhil Akkineni's Debut movie launch
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Nagarjuna's younger son Akhil Akkineni is all set to get engaged to Hyderabad-based fashion designer Shriya Bhupal on Dec. 9, but Naga Chaitanya is yet to take a decision on his marriage with actress Samantha.

Akhil Akkineni and Shriya Bhupal have been seeing each other for some years. Earlier, it was rumoured that the couple had got engaged and would soon tie the knot. Akhil and Nagarjuna confirmed the news about their relationship, but denied the reports about the engagement.

Nagarjuna had said that he and his wife Amala had approved the relationship and would announce a date of their engagement soon. The latest we hear is that the couple is getting engaged in December and the marriage will take place next year.

"The families have decided to get them engaged on Dec. 9. The marriage, however, will take place next year. They haven't yet finalised the dates," a source close to Akkineni family told IANS.

The rumours about the love affair of Naga Chaitanya and Samantha started making the rounds after they were spotted together on several occasions. Nagarjuna had also confirmed their love affair and given his consent to take their relationship to the next level.

But sources say that the Manam couple are yet to plan their wedding. "Chaitanya and actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu have been seeing each other for a while. Nagarjuna sir has allowed them to decide when they want to get married. He's expected to make an official announcement soon," the source added.

Naga Chaitanya is currently busy with two projects - "Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo" and "Premam." Samantha is yet to start shooting for her next project after "Janatha Garage." The actress had recently said that she had no plans to get married this year as she is busy focusing on some projects.