Akshay Kumar to play Lord Krishna in Oh My God

MUMBAI: Earlier it was being speculated that either Shah Rukh Khan or Salman Khan would play Lord Krishna in Grazing Goat Pictures’ first offering OMG...Oh My God, but now it has been decided that the star producer himself would essay the cameo.

The screen adaptation of Paresh Rawal’s play ‘Krishna vs Kanhaiyalal’, the Umesh Shukla-directed film has Rawal play an atheist while Kumar puts up a guest appearance as Lord Krishna.

“We hadn’t approached any other actor. We were contemplating it, but I was able to adjust my dates and make time for the cameo. It’s only eight-10 days work, but it’s a significant role,” Kumar has reportedly said while confirming his portrayal.

Krishna vs Kanhaiyalal’ shows Rawal playing a small-time businessman who runs an antique shop and his brush with God, religion, beliefs and virtues. Although it is a comedy, it opens some very hard truths about society, culture, religion and idol worship.

In the form of dialogues in scenes that range from household issues between a couple to the corny, but still favourite ‘court scene’, the intent of the author comes out strongly in the script. The play itself flows in the form of intense debates and discussions focussed on the specific issues that it wants to address.

The film is being co-produced by Kumar and Rawal while Viacom 18 will distribute the film.

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