Akshay Kumar’s streak of making movies based on the current popular sentiment in the country continues as he strides on making Oh My God2, the sequel of his 2012 film OMG – Oh My God.
OMG2 – Akshay’s new project
Sharing a poster and a still from his upcoming movie, Akshay Kumar took to Twitter to seek blessing from Maha Deva and the general public for his project. In the poster, he can be seen donning the avatar of Bhagwan Shiv, while in the attached photo, Bhagwan Shiv’s hand is seen supporting another person on his path. The tweet was captioned as, ‘कर्ता करे न कर सके शिव करे सो होय ..’ Need your blessings and wishes for #OMG2, our honest and humble attempt to reflect on an important social issue. May the eternal energy of Adiyogi bless us through this journey. हर हर महादेव
‘कर्ता करे न कर सके शिव करे सो होय ..’ 🙏🏻
Need your blessings and wishes for #OMG2, our honest and humble attempt to reflect on an important social issue. May the eternal energy of Adiyogi bless us through this journey. हर हर महादेव@TripathiiPankaj @yamigautam @AmitBrai pic.twitter.com/VgRZMVzoDy
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) October 23, 2021
In his Instagram post, Akshay Kumar shared another picture of him and Pankaj Tripathi on the set of the movie. Akshay can be seen strolling with Pankaj Tripathi. The post is captioned as ब्रह्मांड का प्रारम्भ जहां ब्रह्मांड का प्रस्थान जहां आदि और अनंत काल के स्वामी , भगवान महाकाल के आशीर्वाद लेने तपस्वियों की नगरी उज्जैन पहुंचे मैं और मेरे मित्र @pankajtripathi
The movie is a development on OMG
OMG2 is the sequel of the 2012 movie Oh My God by Akshay Kumar. The 2012 movie was a big hit in the cinemas owing to the unusual storyline from normal Bollywood movies. The movie revolved around a businessman Kanji Lal, played by Paresh Rawal who could not get his insured money from an insurance company due to technical reasons. The man fights for his rights in the court and in turn, the movie becomes a detailed breakdown of religious practices in the country. Akshay Kumar had played the role of Bhagwan Krishna in the movie, who takes a human form to guide Kanji on his journey through the verses of Bhagwad Gita.
OMG was criticized for being Hinduphobic
The movie was criticized for the alleged anti-Hindu bias shown in it. Paresh Rawal’s character Kanji Lal was particularly controversial as it had ridiculed Hindus’ traditions on multiple occasions. At one instance, he went on to compare the pure and pious Ganga Jal with the alcohol, the tamsik beverage. The movie was focused on irrelevant practices of every religion, but Mithun’s Chakraborty’s character of a Hindu baba was a particular focus for bashing throughout the movie.
Akshay Kumar caters to popular sentiments
Akshay Kumar has been famous for taking contrasting paths simply for his success in liberal Bollywood. Once, he had publicly renounced donations to Mandirs, but when he witnessed that people are donating in huge numbers towards the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, then he backtracked and made his contribution to the construction. Similarly, his movies like ‘Laxmii’ and ‘Good Newwz’ were shown mocking Hindus and Bhagwan Ram respectively. His 2007 blockbuster ‘Bhool Bhulaiya’ had scenes mocking Bhagwan Hanuman.
Well the same @akshaykumar is coming up with second part of the movie where Hindus & their practices are mocked.
Now he needs our blessing to help him making fun of us.@GemsOfBollywood have come up with some good content on him which you shouldn't miss watching. https://t.co/ivWXhvvndw pic.twitter.com/6tfMKj4d4m
— Chiru Bhat | ಚಿರು ಭಟ್ (@mechirubhat) October 23, 2021
Looking at the hinduphobic history of Bollywood and Akshay Kumar’s tilt towards popular sentiments around him, people are alarmed about OMG2 being another anti-Hindu movie. Netizens have shared their concerns about it on social media. Akshay Kumar and his team need to ensure that the move does not become a Hindu-basher in the garb of reforming the religion.