OMG 2, a social comedy directed by Amit Rai and starring Akshay Kumar, Yami Gautam, and Pankaj Tripathi, has become a big success for the makers with first week collections of around Rs 80 crore. The film is likely to cross the Rs 100 crore mark in the second weekend and become the 17th Akshay Kumar film to achieve this feat. OMG 2 is already a CLEAN HIT with genuine collections, but there are some rumours in the media about its budget. Some people on social media are saying that the film was made on a budget of Rs 150 crore.
Producer Ajit Andhare Slams The False Budget Reports Of OMG 2 In The Trade
Pinkvilla got a confirmation from VIACOM 18 COO, Ajit Andhare about the development. He did not reveal much details but said The reports of the budget of OMG2 are grossly exaggerated. On the contrary, Akshay didn’t charge a rupee in fee and in fact, walked alongside us in both the financial & creative risk involved in such a courageous film. We share a long history & understanding with him as a Studio since OMG1, Special 26, and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, and I have been totally in lockstep with him in taking up scripts that are unconventional but stand for something larger & meaningful. Without him this risk was impossible to take, he was fully invested both creatively & financially.”
OMG 2 Made On A Budget Of Less Than Rs 50 Crores, Says A Source
The budget of OMG 2 is around Rs 50 crore, according to a source OMG 2 has been shot in a controlled environment, much like most of the social dramedies made in the Hindi Film Industry. The cost of production is a little under Rs 50 crore. For those unaware, even OMG (2012) was made on a controlled cost of Rs 25 crore only,” a source told
OMG 2 Rakes In Huge Money From Satellite And Digital Rights
The film has secured strong deals with satellite and digital platforms, thanks to Akshay Kumar’s star power and the popularity of the OMG franchise. The team is expecting a big profit and ROI from these sources. However, a film needs a good theatrical performance to be called a HIT, regardless of the other factors. The box office collections of OMG 2 confirm the HIT status. Akshay Kumar, who portrays the messenger of lord Shiva, did not charge any fee for his role.
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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