Akshay Kumar-starrer OMG 2 has been garnering praises from the audience and despite getting an A certificate and clashing with Sunny Deol’s Gadar 2, the movie has breached the Rs 100 crore mark worldwide in first week.
However, there have been rumors that the movie is made on a budget of Rs 150 crore and that Akshay has taken a huge amount for the movie. However, the producer Ajith Andhare has finally broken the silence on this.
Clarifying on the reports claiming that the film was made on a high budget because of the added remuneration of Kumar, Ajit Andhare told Pinkvilla, “The reports of the budget of OMG 2 are grossly exaggerated. On the contrary, 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.”
He continued, “We share a long history and understanding with him as a studio since OMG, Special 26, and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. I have been totally in lockstep with him in taking up scripts that are unconventional but stand for something larger and meaningful.” It is being said in these reports, that the film may not have exceeded the budget of Rs. 50 crores but there is no confirmation about the same.
Speaking of OMG 2, the film is directed by Amit Rai and it revolves around the subject of importance of sex education. The film features Pankaj Tripathi in the lead role along with Yami Gautam as a lawyer, and it released on August 11.