He told Pinkvilla that Akshay didn’t charge a rupee in fee for OMG 2.
He further revealed that Akshay was both financially and creatively involved in making such a courageous film.
The producer further said that they share a long history and understanding as a Studio since OMG, Special 26, and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. “I have been totally in lockstep with him in taking up scripts that are unconventional but stand for something larger & meaningful. Without him this risk was impossible to take, he was fully invested both creatively & financially,” he added.
The report has stated that the budget of OMG 2 is little under Rs 50 crore. It has been shot in a controlled environment much like most of the social dramedies made in the Hindi Film Industry. In fact, OMG was also made on a controlled cost of Rs 25 crore only.
On Thursday, Akshay not only expressed gratitude to moviegoers for their overwhelming response to OMG 2 but also wished success for Gadar 2, which is making waves at the box office. “A big thank you to our audiences for all the love for #OhMyGadar and giving us the greatest week in Indian Film History!” he wrote.
OMG 2’s total collection stands at Rs 79.47 crore at present. On Independence Day, the Akshay starrer raked in Rs 17. 10 crores at the box office. On day 6, Gadar 2 minted a total of 261.35 crore.