Akshay Akkikeni, the director of the much awaited 3D suspense thriller Pizza, is the son of celebrated film editor, Sreekar Prasad. And while the father has actually cut the son’s directorial debut, he made sure that there was no special treatment offered to Akshay.
Sreekar has won the Best Editor National Award eight times, has edited films like Dil Chahta Hai, Guru, Kaminey, 7 Khoon Maaf, Shaitan, and more recently, Cocktail and Ek Thi Daayan. Down south he’s edited blockbusters like Okkadu and Thupakki. The veteran editor had a bittersweet experience editing his son’s debut film, Pizza. A source close to the production house informs, “Sreekar wanted to be very matter of fact in making sure that the edit was very tight and the suspense thriller lived every bit up to its reputation. He didn’t want it to be a family project with his son getting special treatment.”
Produced by UTV Spotboy & Getaway Films, Pizza is a 3D suspense thriller, where one wrong pizza delivery kick starts one of the scariest nights ever. Pizza will release on July 18.