In an industry driven by superstitions, faith and fame, heroes may command the fatter pay packets. But it is the heroines who take the blame or
the credit for the film’s success. Little wonder then every Friday, a new lucky mascot is anointed by the ones who stake their money and their lives on the marquee.
And the newest entrant on this shrine to luck and lucre is Sonakshi Sinha. After the runaway commercial success of Akshay starrer Rowdy Rathore, Sonakshi has been signed on make a few sizzling moves to the tune of a fast paced number in Oh My God, co-produced by Akshay along with Ashwini Yardi under their banner Grazing Goat Productions.
For a long time, industry punters believed the Akshay-Katrina pairing was a fool-proof winning formula. From the looks of it, there is now a new girl on the block. When contacted, Ashwini confirmed the news. “Yes, we have just signed up Sonakshi.” Interestingly, the film, based on Lord Krishna, has very little scope for a leading lady, and the small part is being essayed by Nidhi Subbaiah.
Clearly, the scope of the project has been expanded overnight to accommodate Sonakshi’s newfound stardom. Is she Akshay’s lucky charm? According to a source close to the development, not only the actor, the team is keen to repeat Prabhu Dheva as well, since the trio clicked so famously in Rowdy. “Akshay in fact recommended Sonakshi’s name for the song, which has been composed by Himesh Reshammiya. Since the trio worked so well together, so why not once again?”
According to the source, Sonakshi was only too willing to take up the offer. “She did not take long to say ‘yes’. She will start shooting for it very soon,” the source added.
Oh My God is based on Paresh Rawal‘s popular Gujarati play Kanji Viruddh Kanji that was later remade in Hindi. The Hindi version, featuring Paresh Rawal in the lead, is called Krishna vs Kanhaiya. Umesh Shukla, who directed both the Gujarati and Hindi versions is also directing Oh My God where Akshay Kumar will be seen playing Lord Krishna.
Despite repeated attempts, both Sonakshi and Yardi remained unavailable for comment.
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