Director Akshay Akkineni’s Pizza 3D, featuring Akshay Oberoi and Parvathy Omanakuttan, is all set to hit the screens on July 18. Parvathy is not just pinning all hopes on her film but she’s confident about the film’s success. The former Miss India, Parvathy, who won the pageant in 2008, opens up about her horror film.
With Pizza releasing this weekend, Parvathy admits she’s more nervous as she believes, “Pizza is a very different kind of film catering to a particular set of audience i.e. the multiplex audience. We are expecting people to accept this movie wholeheartedly. I would say Pizza is a thriller film with the toppings of horror,” says Parvathy.
Not many know Pizza 3D is not her debut Hindi film, as Parvathy made her debut few years ago with United Six. Later, she took a long sabbatical from Bollywood and did movies down South only to return with Pizza 3D. Parvathy informs, “I was looking for a good script and good production house. When I heard Pizza script and saw the original film for reference, I instantly developed a liking for it. I knew that it’s going to be tweaked for the Bollywood audience and with Bejoy and UTV supporting it; I knew it would go to a different level. I’ve always been interested in doing something that will not just project me as a glamorous face.”
Does horror appeal to her as a genre? “Being a Bollywood movie buff, I have not seen too many horror movies except for one that really scared the daylights out of me – the Aamir Khan starrer Raakh. If I’m alone in the house then I won’t watch a horror film. There are a lot of Korean and Japanese horror movies. We have not promoted Pizza as a horror but a thriller with horror elements,” says the dusky beauty.
On playing her co-star Akshay’s nagging wife in the film, she says, “We play a married couple and I instill some sort of fear in him. I like that guys are a little scared of me. I think every woman would like that, right?” says Parvathy.