Veteran actor Paresh Rawal is gearing up for the release of his play that been adapted into the movie ‘Oh My God’.
The versatile actor Paresh Rawal believes that the movie’s story is strong and it doesn’t need a heroine to make it interesting.
“It is good that there is no actress...as there is focus on the story or else we would have had to find another way. I think if the story is good then there is no risk (of not having a heroine). This story is so powerful that people will not forget the movie ever. This film is very different,” said Paresh Rawal to PTI.
The movie is an adaptation of critically and commercially successful Gujarati play ‘Kanji Virrudh Kanji,’ that was later adapted into Hindi as ‘Krishan vs Kanhaiya’. Actor Akshay Kumar, who saw the Hindi version, was so impressed by the play that he bought the right immediately and decided to adapt it into a movie.
“When you make a film from a play, it has to be visually powerful, when you see the film you will understand it. The film is quite different from the play; we have made lot of changes. One would be familiar with the subject but people will be surprised with the new interpretation, new scenes which are not there in the play,” said Paresh Rawal.
“In the play we couldn't do certain things so we did those in the film. Like we have added songs to convey things, some moments, visually we did lot of things. Almost 60-70 percent of the film is different from the play,” he added.
In the movie Paresh Rawal plays an atheist who incurs huge loses when his antique shop is destroyed by an earthquake. Akshay Kumar makes a small cameo appearance in the movie as modern day Lord Krishna.
“For this role we needed someone who is a star but could do things in a nice way. We felt Akshay fitted the bill as he had the aura of playing God on screen and that too in a subtle and naughty way. He is very lovable character,” said the director of the movie Umesh Shukla.
The movie ‘Oh My God’ is co-produced by Ashvini Yardi, Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal. Actress Sonakshi Sinha and choreographer turned director Prabhu Deva feature in the song ‘Go Go Govinda’, which is already a hit among the masses.
The movie is all set to release on September 28.