Karan Johar, Ashutosh Gowariker and more rejected OMG 2 script, Akshay Kumar took the chance and won

OMG 2 is a hit film produced by Akshay Kumar in collaboration with Viacom18 Studios and Wakaoo films. The film stars Pankaj Tripathi and Yami Gautam in the lead roles and is directed by Amit Rai. The film has won the hearts of the viewers and the critics with its humorous and relevant take on sex education in schools. The film has also done well at the box office, despite facing tough competition from Gadar 2. The film has been praised for its bold and sensible attempt to address a taboo topic in society. Amit Rai, the director of the film, has shared how he faced rejection from producers like Karan Johar and Ashutosh Gowariker before Akshay came on board.

OMG 2: A film that faced rejection from Karan Johar, Ashutosh Gowariker before Akshay Kumar backed it

Amit Rai, the director of the film, shared his frustration with ETimes about the ‘Adult’ rating given by the CBFC to the movie. He said that this rating prevented the movie from reaching its intended audience, which were the young people and school children. He also said that the movie had faced many challenges before.

He revealed that the script had faced rejection from producers like Karan Johar and Ashutosh Gowariker before Akshay Kumar decided to support it. Rai said ” Do they know what we go through after the script is rejected by multiple producers? Sony, Karan Johar, Ashutosh Gowariker and others had all rejected the script. Finally, Akshay Kumar showed the courage to back it. He was very open to the script and said that the film needs to be made. Because of him we’re still standing strong otherwise ‘OMG 2’ wouldn’t have got made. I met Ashwin Varde, Vipul D Shah, and Rajesh Bahl and through them, I reached Akshay Kumar. If I hadn’t managed to reach him, the script would have remained in some corner. Maybe my kids would have made airplanes from those papers or somebody would have eaten chana in it.”

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OMG 2 is doing well at the box office, as it has collected about Rs 79 crore in a week. The film is likely to cross the 100 crore mark in its second weekend.

Akshay Kumar’s Heartfelt Gratitude for Record-Breaking Love towards OhMyGadar

The audience showered their love and support on both OMG 2 and Gadar 2, which released simultaneously and starred Akshay Kumar and Sunny Deol respectively. The two films created history by earning a combined total of over ₹ 340 crore in the first six days. Akshay Kumar took to his social media to thank the audience and also shared a clip of him singing Udd Ja Kale Kawa from Gadar 2 in OMG 2 clip. The netizens applauded Akshay for his humble and gracious gesture and praised him for being a confident and magnanimous actor. Akshay Kumar expressed his gratitude to the audience and Sunny Deol for making it the most memorable week in Indian cinema

About OMG 2

Helmed by director Amit Rai and featuring a star-studded cast including Akshay Kumar, Pankaj Tripathi, and Yami Gautam, OMG 2 takes the audience on a spiritual cinematic journey.The film carries a powerful social message within its narrative. Having made its debut on the 11th of August, the movie provides an engaging exploration of this critical subject while offering a thought-provoking perspective on society.

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