Back in 2012, Akshay Kumar and Ashvini Yardi teamed up successfully to make OMG: Oh My God. Ever since the film hit the bull’s eye at the box office, rumours about a sequel to the movie have been doing the rounds. Although the film’s makers never confirmed the sequel, we have learnt that Akshay and Ashvini are joining hands again to produce the second part of the movie.
“Akshay will start shooting for the sequel early next year. All the other details, including the script, are being worked upon,” says an industry insider, adding that the film will be produced under the same banner (jointly owned by Akshay and Ashvini) that produced the first film. Besides Akshay, Paresh Rawal, who featured in the first film, will also play a pivotal role in the sequel.
However, Umesh Shukla, who directed the 2012 film, isn’t likely to work on the movie. “They (Akshay and Ashvini) are still in the process of finalising the director, which will be announced in a few weeks’ time. Akshay is excited about the core idea of the film. Although the duo was being pressurised for a long time [for a sequel], they didn’t want to give in until they found a solid idea,” adds the insider.
Of late, tabloids have conversely reported that Akshay and Ashvini have split up. But the source denies the reports. “All is well between them. Ashvini also wants to try her hand at TV, but Akshay doesn’t have much understanding of television. That doesn’t mean that they have split,” adds the insider.
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Akshay and Ashvini couldn’t be reached for a comment.
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