Paresh Rawal ropes in Akki for 'Oh! My God' sequel

Published: 15th September 2012 10:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th September 2012 12:00 PM   |  A+A-

With sequels being the latest flavour of Bollywood, actor-producer Paresh Rawal has started working on the second installment of his yet to be released film 'Oh My God'. Starring Paresh and Akshay, the film is based on Umesh Shukla’s Gujarati play, 'Kanji Viruddh Kanji'.

The critically and commercially acclaimed play was adapted in Hindi as 'Krishna vs Kanhaiya', in which Rawal had acted. The film tells of an atheist who incurs huge losses when his antique shop is destroyed by an earthquake.

 “Yes, we are working on a sequel,” Paresh confirmed, adding, “The screenplay changes a bit as now we are telling the story in feature film format. Those who have seen the play are familiar with the story but the film has some surprises to throw.”

In fact, it was director Umesh Shukla’s idea to convert the play into a film and they thought of Akshay Kumar to play the role of Lord Krishna. “Umesh told me a film can be made from this play. Then we met Akshay and he agreed and came on board. Right from the word go we had Akshay in mind to play the role of Lord Krishna. He saw the play and loved it,” Rawal said.

'Oh My God', co-produced by Ashvini Yardi, Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal, is set to release on September 28.

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