"Like we said, we were just inspired by the essence and idea to write the script. The way the script was approached, the entire thing that was put together was completely different. It is an adaptation," Bejoy said in an interview here on Tuesday. (Also read: Aditya Roy Kapur in Bejoy Nambiar's next film? )
Director Akshay Akkineni said that neither him nor Mr Nambiar would have taken up the project if it had been a carbon copy of the original.
"We did not want to do a frame-by-frame remake. I would have never signed it and Bejoy never would have taken the project if that was the case. That is not the school of thought we are from, we wanted to make a good film," Akshay Akkineni said. (Also read: Bejoy Nambiar drops Lucky Ali's song from David after protests )
Pizza stars Akshay Oberoi, Parvathy Omanakuttan, Dipannita Sharma and Arunoday Singh. It hits theatres on July 18.