Akkineni family member in Bollywood

Just to clarify that this Akkineni member doesn’t belong to the family of Nageswara Rao, but does belong another Akkineni family in our film industry. Not many know that editor Sreekar Prasad is also known as Akkineni Sreekar Prasad, who is a popular National-award winning editor of Indian cinema. The good news is that his son Akshay Akkineni is making his Bollywood debut as a director soon. Akshay has directed the Hindi version of Tamil super hit “Pizza”, which was dubbed in Telugu. Akshay had previously worked as an assistant director to director Vishnuvardhan on Pawan Kalyan’s film Panjaa. Although he also wanted to start his career in the south, but when an opportunity to work in Bollywood landed in his lap, he couldn’t let go of it. He says he will very soon return to the southern industry and make films in Telugu as well as Tamil because his roots are here. Unlike his father and grand father, Akshay didn’t choose to become an editor because he finds editing a very time consuming. He says he needs to be very patient to edit. Therefore, he prefers direction over editing.