First-time director, who hails from Akkineni clan, is making his showbiz debut. His name is Akshay Akkineni. And he does have filmy background. If you’re wondering what’s his relation with Nagarjuna, Naga Chaitanya and Akhil, definitely here are more details what further puzzles you. Akshay Akkineni is the son of movie editor Srikar Prasad Akkineni. But Akshay is not ‘related’ to Nagarjuna’s family “as far as his knowledge is concerned”.
Akshay said in an interview, “Right from my childhood, people have been asking me this. I still don’t have an answer to that. Perhaps, three or four generations back we might have some family bonding. But none of us know the details. So, at this moment, we don’t have connections with Nagarjuna’s family.”
Akshay is making his debut into Bollywood and his maiden film is popular south film Pizza. Akshay has done few changes to script and says, “the film’s plot has become wider and global”. Pizza is being remade in Hindi with same name in 3D. Akshay corroborates, “The total film is shot in 3D with TS5 equipment which is usually used for Hollywood films like Spiderman, Transformers.”