Posts tagged Krishna vs Kanhaiya
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; September 25, 2012)
Akshay Kumar is an extremely religious man. Apart from celebrating festivals at home with great fervour, he was also a regular visitor at the Vaishnodevi mandir in Jammu. However, the self-proclaimed mata ka bhakt says he will stop visiting religious shrines from now on. Apparently, his latest film OMG Oh My God, where he plays God, has changed his perceptions of religious practices.
Akshay Kumar tells us, “I want to ask everyone their definition of a mandir! The real meaning of the term is mann ke andar, which means that God resides within us. When I was watching the play Krishna VS Kanhaiya (the film is based on it), I was laughing throughout and when it ended I was stunned. That’s when I underwent this profound change. I regularly visited shrines and temples all across the country.”
And the actor feels that each trip would mean big bucks. He adds, “I realised that I used to spend as much as Rs 4 to 5 lakh on each trip. I used to travel first class, have security, give huge donations and stay in five-star hotels. Now I dedicate this amount to the cancer patients at a Parel hospital.” On why he made a film that touches on religious issues, the actor says, “It is a small effort from my production house to try and inform people about the real significance of God. Today, I myself am a changed man.”
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 6, 2012)
After the runaway success of Rowdy Rathore, Akshay Kumar decided to incorporate the success formula in OMG Oh My God. In the form of a dance number picturised on Sonakshi Sinha and choreographed by Pabhu Dheva (Mumbai Mirror, June 18). We get you pictures of the actress rehearsing for the item song at Yash Raj Studios yesterday.
The song Go Go Govinda composed by Himesh Reshammiya, requires a lot of rolling on the floor (as the pictures depict). An eyewitness revealed, “The song is four-and-a-half minute long. The steps were very difficult but Sonakshi carried them off really well. By the time the rehearsal ended at around 7.45 pm, she did not look too tired either.”
Sonakshi, who wasn’t keeping too well appeared sharp at 4.30 pm, the scheduled time. Ashley Rebello already had two costumes ready for her. The shoot, however, has been scheduled for next week.
When contacted, Ashwini Yardi, who is jointly producing the film with Akshay under Grazing Goat Productions and was also present on the sets, said, “Sonakshi is a fabulous dancer. To match steps with one of India’s best dancers Prabhu Dheva is not easy. Her dedication and effort has to be seen to be believed.”
OMG Oh My God is based on popular Gujarati play Kanji Viruddh Kanji that was later remade in Hindi under the name Krishna vs Kanhaiya (featuring Paresh Rawal). Umesh Shukla, who directed both the versions is also directing OMG Oh My God where Akshay Kumar will be More >
The actor was spotted shooting a song for OMG–Oh My God at Horniman Circle
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 26, 2012)
Akshay Kumar is no stranger to shooting on the streets of Mumbai, and this time around, Mirror spotted the actor on Sunday evening at Horniman Circle.
Alternately sporting a grey and yellowish green shirt, the actor breezed through the Fort area even as a special song from OMG – Oh My God played in the background.
While Himesh Reshammiya, who is the co-producer of Khiladi 786 along with Akshay, has composed Oh My God’s music, the Meet Brothers were specially summoned for this particular track, revealed a source close to the project.
And only after Akshay had okayed the tune, permissions were taken to shoot in SoBo. Moving from Horniman Circle to the street outside Asiatic Library to Girgaum Chowpatty, the unit took one whole day to complete the song. And in between shots, the Khiladi, far from cooling his heels in his vanity van, chose to play some galli cricket with the youngsters who had gathered around.
In Oh My God, which is a screen adaptation of Umesh Shukla’s Gujarati play Kanji Virudhh Kanji and its Hindi version Krishna VS Kanhaiya, which has also been remade in Hindi as Krishna vs Kanhaiya, Akshay plays a modern-day Lord Krishna. The film is a joint venture between Akshay Kumar and Ashwini Yardi’s Grazing Goat Productions.
Makers of Oh My God tweak the film to include a special song for the actress and recreate box-office magic with her Rowdy co-star
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 18, 2012)
In an industry driven by superstitions, faith and fame, heroes may command the fatter pay packets. But it is the heroines who take the blame or the credit for the film’s success. Little wonder then every Friday, a new lucky mascot is anointed by the ones who stake their money and their lives on the marquee.
And the newest entrant on this shrine to luck and lucre is Sonakshi Sinha. After the runaway commercial success of Akshay-starrer Rowdy Rathore, Sonakshi has been signed on make a few sizzling moves to the tune of a fast-paced number in Oh My God, co-produced by Akshay along with Ashwini Yardi under their banner Grazing Goat Productions. For a long time, industry punters believed the Akshay-Katrina pairing was a fool-proof winning formula. From the looks of it, there is now a new girl on the block.
When contacted, Ashwini confirmed the news. “Yes, we have just signed up Sonakshi.” Interestingly, the film, based on Lord Krishna, has very little scope for a leading lady, and the small part is being essayed by Nidhi Subbaiah.
Clearly, the scope of the project has been expanded overnight to accommodate Sonakshi’s newfound stardom. Is she Akshay’s lucky charm? According to a source close to the development, not only the actor, the team is keen to repeat Prabhu Dheva as well, since the trio clicked More >