Akshay Kumar has taken social media by the storm as he shared a new poster for his upcoming film, Oh My God 2 along with the release date. As per the new poster, the film will be releasing in theatres on August 11 and the actor can be seen dressed up as Lord Shiva, with ash smeared on his face. To complete his look, the actor was also dressed in a dhoti, with a bead necklace around his neck and sports dreadlocks reaching his knees.
Taking to his social media handle, Akki wrote, "Aa rahe hain hum, aaiyega aap bhi (We are coming, you also join us). 11th August. In theatres. OMG 2." The film will star Yami Gautam as the female lead and she has also shared the date announcement poster.
Akshay's fans are quite impressed by the new poster and they hailed the latest development in the Oh My God franchise with "Har Har Mahadev" chants in the comments section.
A fan also wrote, “Aap aaye aur ham na aaye… Ye thodi na koi bat hai sir (You are coming and we won't come – this cannot happen).” A person also commented, “Bhai log ye pakka blockbuster hogi (This film will definitely be a blockbuster).”
However, amid all the excitement, Akshay Kumar fans have been concerned as the upcoming film - OMG 2 is touted to clash with Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel's upcoming film, Gadar 2: The Katha Continues. It is the sequel to the 2001 original, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha.
Akshay had shared his first look as Shiva in 2021, although the film was likely delayed due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Sharing his poster featuring him as Shiva, he had written, “'Karta kare na kar sake shiv kare so hoye (If you can't do it, you can't do it, Shiva does it)’. Need your blessings and wishes for OMG 2, our honest and humble attempt to reflect on an important social issue. May the eternal energy of Adiyogi bless us through this journey. Har Har Mahadev.”
The release date announcement comes just weeks after Akshay visited the Badrinath Temple in Uttarakhand. He seems to be shooting a few portions of the film in the state.
Sharing a video from his chopper ride over the mountains, he had written on Instagram, “The good fortune of shooting in devbhoomi Uttarakhand!! On my way to Shri Badrinath dham. Absolutely amazing. No words. Jai Badri Vishaal!”
A Bollywood Hungama report had said that the film will be based on the Indian education system and will explore topics such as exam pressures and college admissions. Pankaj Tripathi also plays a key role in the film, along with Akshay Kumar and Yami Gautam.
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