OMG 2: Akshay Kumar Works for Free in OMG 2, Reveals Producer Ajit Andhare. He clarified that the budget reports for OMG 2 are greatly inflated. Instead, Akshay Kumar didn't take any fees and actively joined them in both the financial and creative challenges of this daring film.
With a history of collaboration on films like OMG 1, Special 26, and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, they've shared a deep understanding. Taking on scripts that are unconventional yet significant has been their common approach. Akshay's involvement, both creatively and financially, was indispensable for undertaking this risk.
According to an insider familiar with the project, the estimated budget for OMG2 is below Rs 50 crore. The film's production expenses have been kept in check, following the approach often taken in the Hindi Film Industry for social dramedies.
The insider revealed that the production cost is slightly under Rs 50 crore. It's worth noting that the first installment, OMG (2012), was also created within a controlled budget of just Rs 25 crore. This information was shared with Pinkvilla by the same insider.
Akshay Kumar is currently basking in the success of his recent release, OMG 2. Despite facing tough competition from the formidable Gadar 2, starring Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel, the movie has held its ground and exceeded expectations at the box office.
The clash of these two major films, featuring impressive star casts, drew comparisons to Hollywood's Barbenheimer phenomenon. Online users have even coined the term 'Oh My Gadar' to describe the situation and have expressed their support for both projects.
Notably, there is no animosity between the casts and crews of the two films. Akshay has taken a moment to express gratitude to the audience for embracing both sequels with love.