It was recently revealed that Akshay Kumar and producer, Ashwin Varde are reuniting to take the Oh My God Franchise forward with OMG: Oh My God 2.
Earlier, both Paresh Rawal and Akshay Kumar, were to be seen in OMG 2 but then we learnt that Pankaj Tripathi will be replacing Paresh Rawal in the sequel, whereas Akshay will continue to make an appearance in his God avatar.
Now we hear that Yami Gautam has been casted to play the female lead in the film and she has a very interesting and important role in the film. Yami Gautam was recently in the news for her wedding with URI director, Aditya Dhar. Oh My God 2 would mark her first collaboration with Akshay Kumar.
“Yami Gautam will play the female lead in Oh My God 2, and she has a very crucial role in the story. While the last part was all about the fight of a man with God, this time around, the makers have come up with a unique story line that has three key roles to be played by Pankaj Tripathi, Yami Gautam and Akshay Kumar respectively. All details however have been kept under wraps,” a source told Bollywood Hungama. The source also shared that Yami is looking forward to working with Akshay Kumar.
While the first part was helmed by Umesh Shukla, Oh My God 2 will be directed by Amit Rai, who is known for the critically acclaimed Road to Sangam.
“Akshay has known Amit since Padman days, and he had promised to work with him back then. He has now silently fulfilled his commitment, and is giving a game changing opportunity to Amit. OMG 2 is a big responsibility, however all the stakeholders are being cautious and responsible to take things to the next level with this film,” the source further told, adding that the script was in the development stage for over one and a half years.
“If they wanted to make OMG 2 just because it’s a brand, there would have been 5 OMG’s by now. But the team was clear to take things very seriously and hence have decided on making OMG only when they were all satisfied with the story. It will be released exactly a decade after the first part,” the source added.
OMG 2 goes on floors in the month of September. The film is gearing up for a 2022 release, a decade after the first part.