We love pizza. What we love more is a good horror film. Now imagine the amazing combination of pizza and horror film, awesome indeed!
Releasing on July 18, 2014 is Akshay Akinneni’s Pizza. After Ragini MMS 2, the cinephiles will get another hot slice of a movie in the Horror genre with Pizza. Shot in 3D, the film stars Akshay Oberoi, Arunoday Singh, Parvathy Omanakuttan and Dipannita Sharma. Produced by Siddharth Roy Kapurand Bejoy Nambiar, UTV Motion Pictures treated the media to an exclusive preview of the forthcoming 3D Horror-Thriller, Pizza at a special event held on May 21 in suburban Mumbai.
Pizza is based on the Tamil hit by the same name by Karthik Subbaraj. The film revolves around Kunal, a pizza delivery boy. Things get dark and sinister, when Kunal is sent to make a delivery at a house full of dark secrets.
Akshay Akkineni whose favorite Horror film is Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, is immensely excited for his directorial debut. "It’s a great feeling to be in Bollywood. Every filmmaker dreams to make the first film with a huge platform and great exposure. I am really glad that this film happened with UTV". When asked about his experience about working with Bejoy Nambiar, the co-producer and the actors, he remarked, "I had one of the best and most co-operative teams and also very challenging actors. My production team is fabulous. And Bejoy himself was very involved with the film". Talking about the soundtrack of the film, Akshay said, "Two different teams worked on the music of the film. A very good friend of mine – ‘K’ did the background music for the film. He is extremely talented and he added very big value to the film". "It has been a learning experience for everyone of us, including the actors," added Akshay. The lead actor, Akshay Oberoi quipped in, "He is a very bossy director. Once he made us do thirty retakes".
Both the actors Arunoday Singh and Akshay Oberoi are excited about Pizza. "I never believed in supernatural powers, until I did this movie," exclaimed Akshay who will be seen as the lead character, Kunal. Speaking about his experience while working on Pizza, Akshay seemed to be completely enthralled. "It was awesome. Bejoy Nambiar is somebody, with whom I really wanted to work with. When I saw his first film Shaitan, I said – that’s the kind of cinema I want to do. We also worked on a TV show together," he said. Arunoday Singh, who will be seen as an antagonist in the film remarked, "I always have fun. I have the greatest job in the world. I am really happy with what they offered me and the way Akshay Akkineni directed the whole film". He also added, "it might be the first time they are doing it, but they know what they are doing". "I felt ordered around, I felt violated," joked Arunoday.
Compared to the mega marketing gimmicks done by Ragini MMS 2, we haven’t heard much about Pizza. Talking about the ideas of marketing, Arunoday said, "people love horror films. Even the worst of horror films that got released have done well. And here we have a really good horror film. The way the promos work and the process through which we are building curiosity, I don’t think we have to worry about the marketing factor too much".
Yes, everybody loves a good horror film. And Pizza has a great potential to give you those blood-curdling moments. So folks, don’t miss a slice of this hot and haunted pizza, this monsoon. Getting express delivered at a theatre near you pretty soon.
Here’s a teaser of the film: