‘Did not like the story, wasn’t satisfied with the character,’ says Paresh Rawal on his decision to reject OMG 2

Paresh believes that sequels should be created in the manner of filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani.

The official teaser for the upcoming flick OMG 2 was released on Tuesday. The trailer begins with clips from the first film, OMG: Oh my God (2012), starring Paresh Rawal as Kanji Lalji Mehta, an agnostic who sues God after his shop is destroyed by an earthquake. Akshay Kumar, who played Lord Krishna, also appeared in the film.

When asked why he didn’t do the sequel, Paresh informed an entertainment website that it was because of the story. In Hindi, he stated, “Mere liye koi bhi sequel banana, encash karna hai, mujhe as a character maza nahi aa raha toh, mene bola mein nahi karunga.”


He also stated that sequels should be made in the manner of filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani. “Aap sequel banate hai, toh Munna Bhai MMBS jaisi banao, ki ek leap late ho, quantum, Lage Raho Munna Bhai jaisi,” he continued.

Pankaj Tripathi plays Kanti Sharan Mudgal, who worships Lord Shiva with zeal, while Akshay plays Lord Shiva, who comes to save Kanti’s family after a major catastrophe. In the film, Yami Gautam plays the role of a lawyer.

The film, directed by Amit Rai, will be released in theatres on August 11. Sunny Deol’s forthcoming action film Gadar 2 will be a major Bollywood fight for OMG 2.