Revealed: The True Reason Why Paresh Rawal Is Not Part Of Akshay Kumar’s OMG: OMG! 2
After years of speculation, Akshay Kumar is finally ready to shoot for OMG: Oh My God! sequel from October. The actor has set aside 20 days for the film, in which Pankaj Tripathi and Yami Gautam can be seen in key roles. While there has been speculation for the past decade that Paresh Rawal will lead the sequel similar to Part One, Pankaj Tripathi’s involvement came as a surprise to everyone.
According to the sources “Paresh was definitely the first choice for Oh My God! 2, in fact the makers had even started a conversation with him. However, the actor believed that he deserved money over and above his market value as he was the lead actor in the first part and was a major reason for its success. However, the makers felt that paying more would take the budget haywire.”
“Paresh then gave another proposal of entering into a profit-sharing deal, however, even that didn’t work out as there were multiple producers involved in the project. After multiple attempts to be on the same page, the monetary deal didn’t work out and eventually, Paresh decided to part ways as he strongly felt that he deserved more than what he was offered. It’s only after Paresh’s exit that the makers went ahead to sign Pankaj Tripathi. They are now confident that Pankaj Tripathi will bring in the much-needed unique flavour to the story.”
The sequel is directed by Amit Rai and took the stage with Tripathi in late August. Akshay will be on the sets once Mission Cinderella will be over in London, directed by Bell Bottom director Ranjit Tewari.
The actor will dose his canning sequences over the next few days and then he will be accompanied by Yami Gautam, who will play the female lead role. Akshay Kumar will start working in October.