In a surprising revelation that’s sure to warm the hearts of Bollywood enthusiasts, it has come to light that the charismatic Akshay Kumar chose not to pocket a single penny for his extended cameo in the much-talked-about movie, OMG 2. The film has been making waves for its thought-provoking storyline and stellar performances, but rumors had circulated that its budget had ballooned due to the actor’s fees. However, according to the COO of Viacom 18, the production company behind the movie, these reports couldn’t be further from the truth.
Ajit Andhare, the COO, clarified that the budget speculations are greatly exaggerated, and Akshay Kumar not only declined to charge any fee but also took an active role in sharing the financial and creative risks associated with such a groundbreaking project. Andhare shared, “Akshay didn’t charge a rupee in fee and in fact, walked alongside us in both the financial and creative risk involved in such a courageous film.”
This isn’t the first time that Akshay Kumar and Viacom 18 have joined forces to create cinema that dares to be different. From the success of “OMG: Oh My God!” to “Special 26” and “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha,” the duo has consistently delivered movies that challenge conventions and stand for something more significant. The chemistry between them seems to be truly symbiotic, with Andhare expressing his gratitude for the superstar’s unwavering commitment to meaningful scripts.
OMG 2, directed by Amit Rai, centers around the critical subject of sex education. Released on August 11, the film boasts a compelling cast with Pankaj Tripathi in the lead role and Yami Gautam as a lawyer. While the box office numbers are yet to hit the coveted Rs. 100 crore mark, this revelation about Akshay Kumar’s selflessness adds another layer of intrigue and admiration to the already buzzing narrative.
In an industry where figures and headlines often dominate, Akshay Kumar’s decision to forgo remuneration and invest in the film’s artistic and financial journey showcases a unique commitment to the craft and a dedication to telling stories that matter.