Superstar Mahesh Babu took some time out of his busy schedule to attend the audio launch of "Akhil: The Power of Jua", and debutant actor Akhil Akkineni is evidently very grateful for the encouragement.

Mahesh Babu was the chief guest at the audio launch of "Akhil: The Power of Jua" held at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday evening. The superstar released the first set of music CDs of the VV Vinayak-directed movie and also addressed the gathering and praised Akhil Akkineni.

The "Srimanthudu" actor said that Akhil has got a great screen presence, which is evident in his cameo performance in "Manam" and in the trailer of his debut movie. The actor concluded his speech saying, "Akhil will continue ANR's legacy with his work".

Akhil Akkineni was all kicked about Mahesh Babu's encouraging words. The budding actor took to Twitter this morning and in a series of posts thanked Prince and all others, who helped him make the music release of "Akhil: The Power of Jua" a grand success.

Here is the series of tweets of Akhil Akkineni.

Thank you each and every one for being there and encouraging me last night and making tithe event a huge success. You guys are just amazing!

I need to mention @ssk1122 Karthikeya my brother for being the brain behind all the promos and footage you have seen. You are amazing love u

A special thanks to @urstrulyMahesh it was amazing to see him come and encourage a new comer like me. Thank you very much

Now back to work and gearing up for the release. October 22nd is the next big day. Promotions in full swing 24th onwards. See you soon.

However, this is not the first time Akhil is bagging praises from Mahesh Babu. Prince earlier showered praises on him for his performance in "Manam" as well. After watching the film on 1 June 2014, the Superstar had tweeted, "Pleasantly surprised by Akhil's cameo in the end..the boy has amazing screen presence....a star to look out for in the future.:)"

If you haven't watched the audio launch of "Akhil: The Power of Jua", here is the complete video of the event.