Chennai: Things got more than a little real on the sets of forthcoming 3D suspense thriller `Pizza` when the men in the movie almost killed each other. The film`s leading man Akshay Oberoi had quite a close shave during the shooting when Arunoday Singh, his co-star, almost chopped off his head.
"Actually in one of the scenes, Arunoday had to swirl an axe over Akshay`s head. While the rehearsals went off just fine, during the take he slipped as the floor was too slippery and the axe landed right near Akshay`s ear missing it by a few inches," a source from the film`s unit told reporters.
"Both the actors were quite shaken by this episode as was the entire crew. It was only the next day that the shot was attempted again and canned to the cast and crew`s satisfaction," he added.
Directed by newcomer Akshay Akkineni, "Pizza" is the eponymous remake of a Tamil blockbuster. It also features Parvathy Omanakuttan and Dipannita Sharma in lead roles.
"Pizza", which releases Friday, is jointly produced by Bejoy Nambiar and UTV Spotboy.