It was earlier reported that Akshay Kumar and Pankaj Tripathi have joined hands to star together in the sequel of Oh My God. And now, Yami Gautam has been taken on-board to star alongside the two actors.
According to a source who told a popular website, "Yami Gautam will play the female lead in Oh My God 2, and she has a very crucial role in the story." Adding further, "While the last part was all about the fight of a man with God, this time around, the makers have come up with a unique story line that has three key roles to be played by Pankaj Tripathi, Yami Gautam and Akshay Kumar respectively. All details however have been kept under wraps."
While the first part was directed by Umesh Shukla, this sequel of the film will be helmed by Amit Rai, who's known for directing films like Road to Sangam. "Akshay has known Amit since Padman days, and he had promised to work with him back then. He has now silently fulfilled his commitment, and is giving a game changing opportunity to Amit. OMG 2 is a big responsibility, however all the stakeholders are being cautious and responsible to take things to the next level with this film," added the source close to the development.
It is not the first time that Oh My God's sequel is being planned as earlier too the makers were thinking of making it. However, they wanted things to go smoothly and perfect and not make it like any other sequel of the film.
"If they wanted to make OMG 2 just because it's a brand, there would have been 5 OMG's by now. But the team was clear to take things very seriously and hence have decided on making OMG only when they were all satisfied with the story. It will be released exactly a decade after the first part," concluded the source.