After a lot of opinions, Akshay Kumar is planning to start shooting for the Oh My God! 2 in October. As of now, the actor has allotted 20 days for the film. OMG 2 features Pankaj Tripathi and Yami Gautam in the key roles.
Whereas throughout there were speculations about Paresh Rawal being in the sequel, Pankaj Tripathi has come as a surprise package. There were a lot of rumors regarding Paresh not being part of the sequel. Industry sources have confirmed, “Paresh was definitely the first choice for Oh My God! 2. In fact the makers were interacting with the actor regularly on this.
However, the actor felt that he deserved money over and above his market value. Paresh Rawal believed that he was the main reason for the success of the first part of OMG! Whereas the makers felt that paying more would upset the budget.
Furthermore, Paresh had another proposal of entering into a profit-sharing deal. However, this proposal too did not work out. Since the makers and the actor were not on the same page, the deal did not work out.
Thereafter, the makers went ahead to sign Pankaj Tripathi. They are now confident that Pankaj Tripathi will do justice to the role. The sequel went on floors this August end with Tripathi. Akshay will join the sets once he finishes Mission Cinderella around mid-October.