News|October 16, 2012 10:42 am

Surprised by the Success of Oh My God: Akshay Kumar

Actor-producer Akshay Kumar, last seen in film ‘Oh My God’, is pleasantly surprised with the film’s success at the box office.

The film, which released to great success, has impressed audiences despite not being a typical Bollywood film, what with Paresh Rawal playing the main role and an actress seen in just an item song.

We knew from the very beginning that it’s a word of mouth film. We had great confidence in the concept and the script. The pattern which the film has followed, what with weekdays doing even better than the higher priced weekend, is a pleasant surprise for us too.

Akshay said. Talking about the film and the message, he said,

Our message in the film is that of God in humanity. In today’s world we are out to please God in every way while forgetting the very basis of humanity. The idea was to make the message reach the audience and the film’s verdict proves that we have been successful in doing that.

he said. Despite being the producer of the film, the 44-year-old star was seen in a minimal role in the film, leaving Paresh to play the central character and receive all the accolades.

I do hope he leaves some awards for me. He is a thrilled man for sure.

said Akshay. The film is an adaptation of Gujarati play ‘Kanji Virudh Kanji’. About his production plans, he says,

My new company Grazing Goat Pictures is doing just that. We should be coming with ’72 Miles’ next which is a Marathi film. It is already complete. We have short listed a couple of scripts already. After the release of ‘OMG! – Oh My God’, huge expectations have been built. We now have a lot of pressure to get all our next projects right to keep up the faith of the audience. We have a lot to live up to now.

he said.