"Puri's son Akash will play the younger version of Balakrishna in the film. I had seen his performances in other films and I thought he would be apt for the role. We are yet to shoot with him but I'm confident that he will do well," the film's director, Boyapati Srinu, told IANS.
Akash made his cinematic debut as young Ram Charan Teja in Telugu action-drama "Chirutha", which was directed by his father.
"Legend" also features Radhika Apte and Sonal Chauhan in lead roles.