Oh My God

  • Shooting begins for Telugu remake of 'OMG: Oh My God!' June 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: The yet-untitled Telugu remake of Hindi blockbuster 'OMG: Oh My God!' went on floors here Monday. The film's lead actors Daggubati Venkatesh, Pawan Kalyan and Shriya Saran participated in the launch. "The film was officially launched today. A few scenes are also expected to be shot today featuring the lead...
  • Ranveer Singh to do a film with Umesh Shukla? December 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Ranveer Singh is likely to do a film for 'Oh My God' fame director Umesh Shukla. "There are few ideas that I have which I have discussed with Ranveer. The subject that I have, he suits perfectly, hence want to chose him. He has liked it too," Umesh...
  • Kannada film 'Bharath Stores' to be screened at IFFI - 2013 October 16, 2013

    New Delhi: While films like 'Ship Of Theseus', 'OMG - Oh My God!', 'Paan Singh Tomar' and 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' are among the 26 feature films which will be shown in the Panorama section of IFFI, a Kannada film has also be chosen. IFFI (International Film Festival of India), which...
  • 'Oh My God' director denies the reports of working with Arshad Warsi July 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Umesh Shukla was offered noted Marathi writer-director-actor Girish Joshi's comic thriller, starring Arshad Warsi, to co-direct but he cannot take it up as his hands are already full with multiple projects. The script for the new movie is penned by Bhavesh Mandalia, who had earlier written 'OMG -...
  • Arshad Warsi's next a comic thriller with 'OMG' director July 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Arshad Warsi has been roped in for a comic thriller to be jointly directed by 'Oh My God' director Umesh Shukla and noted Marathi actor-director Girish Joshi. Apart from helming the film as a producer, Umesh Shukla will also be jointly directing it with noted Marathi writer director...
  • Arshad Warsi is extremely talented, says filmmaker Umesh Shukla July 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Umesh Shukla will team up with noted Marathi writer-director-actor Girish Joshi to direct a comic thriller featuring Arshad Warsi in the lead. It has been penned by Bhavesh Mandalia, who made people sit up and take notice of his writing skills in hit movie 'OMG: Oh My God!', which...
  • Abhishek's leading lady in 'Mere Apne' not finalised yet June 11, 2013

    Mumbai: 'Oh My God!' fame director Umesh Shukla has teamed up with Abhishek Bachchan for 'Mere Apne', but says that he hasn't finalised any actress for the female lead in his next directorial venture. According to reports, Asin Thottumkal was to be part of the film. However, Shukla said: "We have...
  • Asin, Abhishek to work in Umesh Shukla'e next June 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Asin is likely to team up with Abhishek Bachchan for a comedy film directed by 'Oh My God' fame director Umesh Shukla. "We did speak to her about it (film). But it is at an early stage. Nothing is finalised yet," Shukla told PTI. Abhishek and Asin earlier featured together...
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Bollywood stars lead miserable lives March 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar lodged a spirited counter attack on Bollywood stars and the film industry at a gathering of followers, retaliating against the premise of popular 2012 Hindi film 'Oh My God ' that criticized institutionalized religion and rampant corruption in temple trusts. He mocked actors...
  • National Film Awards: Victory for Bollywood's new wave filmmakers March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Tigmanshu Dhulia's 'Paan Singh Tomar', that narrates the gritty story of a national athlete forced to live the life of an out-law, was announced the best picture at the 60th National Film awards as its lead protagonist Irrfan Khan shared the best actor trophy with Vikram Gokhale for...
  • B'wood award shows have reduced to TV shows: John Abraham February 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor-turned-producer John Abraham, who has been in the industry for a decade now, says Bollywood award shows have been reduced to prime-time television shows and believes they can never reach the level of a fair award. "All our award shows are television shows. Actors have to dance on those shows...
  • Prabhudeva: I don't receive offers for acting February 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Choreographer-actor-director Prabhu Deva, who will next be seen acting in 'ABCD - Any Body Can Dance', says he receives more offers for direction but loves choreography the most. "I get more offers for direction than acting. I don't receive offers for acting... everyone takes me as a director... which...
  • Shri Shri Ravi Shankar: Don't ban 'Vishwaroopam' January 30, 2013

    New Delhi: As the Madras High Court continued to hear the case against Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam', spiritual leader Shri Shri Ravi Shankar advised Muslims to simply ignore the controversial movie. He said a ban on 'Vishwaroopam' will only make the issue bigger and give it wide scale publicity. The court on...
  • 'OMG' director to present Abhishek in a new avatar January 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Umesh Shukla, who tasted success with his debut film 'Oh My God', will be next working on a comedy project with actor Abhishek Bachchan in the lead. "I am doing a film with Abhishek. I have met him and narrated the story line in short. He has liked...
  • Akshay: Service tax will affect independent producers January 16, 2013

    Mumbai: The government's decision to levy 12.36 percent service tax on film and television actors is taking a toll on the industry, says Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, adding it has forced independent producers to stop making movies. "A lot of films are closing because of this (service tax)... and due to...
  • Paresh Rawal: Bollywood stars have lost their magic December 30, 2012

    Mumbai: Versatile actor Paresh Rawal feels film stars have lost their charm owing to extensive marketing and promotions. "The stars have lost their magic in Bollywood. If I call myself a star, then no need to go door to door and ask the audience to come and watch me in...
  • 'OMG' director to rope in Sonakshi for his next? December 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Umesh Shukla, director of 'OMG - Oh My God!', has been approached to helm a family drama with actress Sonakshi Sinha in the lead. "Talks are on, but nothing is official right now. I have not signed it yet. I am developing a script right now and I am...
  • Dabangg 2: Sonakshi does Kathakali in 'Dagabaaz re' November 25, 2012

    Mumbai: After matching tough dance steps with ace choreographer Prabhudheva in 'Oh My God!', actress Sonakshi Sinha recently challenged herself with some Kathakali steps on the set of 'Dabangg 2'. The 25-year-old tried some steps of the classical dance form while shooting for the song 'Dagabaaz re' from the movie. "There is...
  • Ranbir to star in 'Oh My God' director's next? November 8, 2012

    Mumbai: After the success of 'Oh My God', director Umesh Shukla plans to wield the megaphone for a romantic comedy (romcom) film, with Ranbir Kapoor or Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead. It is tentatively titled ‘Lukka Chuppi’. "I am working on the script right now. It's a romcom this time. It...
  • 'OMG', 'Radha'; BJP upset with attacks on Hinduism November 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj today said she would raise in the forthcoming winter session of Parliament the issue of attacks on Hindu beliefs in Bollywood movies and asked like-minded people from various parties to join hands. "I came to know about the attack on Hindu...
  • Hindu outfit against opening of IFFI by Akshay October 16, 2012

    Panaji: A right wing Hindu outfit has opposed inviting Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar for inaugurating the forthcoming IFFI, scheduled in Goa from November 20, claiming his recent film 'Oh My God' allegedly hurt religious sentiments. 'OMG' is a satire on organised religion, starring Akshay and Paresh Rawal in lead roles. "The...
  • 'English Vinglish' earns Rs 13 cr in first weekend October 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Sridevi’s comeback film ‘English Vinglish’ had a slow start and earned Rs 2.5 crore on Friday. However, the positive reviews from critics and the viewers did wonders for the film. ‘English Vinglish’ earned Rs 13 crore in the first weekend. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh lately tweeted, “English Vinglish...
  • Will make socially relevant films: Akshay Kumar October 6, 2012

    Mumbai: Actor-Producer Akshay Kumar, who tasted success with his latest release 'Oh My God', a satire on blind religious faith and beliefs in India, says he wants to make films that impact the society. "My production house is going to make socially relevant films that have a message... the work...
  • Sequel is on its way: 'Oh My God' director October 6, 2012

    Mumbai: Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal left a strong impact on the viewers with their latest film 'Oh My God' and they are likely to take the story ahead with a sequel. Director Umesh Shukla says he has started scripting the sequel. Shukla told IANS: "Yes, there is a scope for...
  • Akshay's 'Oh My God' suit on auction for charity October 4, 2012

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has put one of his suits from the film 'Oh My God' on auction for charity. The proceeds will go to Muktangan schools. "Someone has rightly said, 'No one has ever become poor by giving'. And taking that thought forward, I'm auctioning one of my suits...
  • Paresh Rawal defends 'OMG' against blasphemy charges October 3, 2012

    Mumbai: While a cacophony of protests rose against the anti-ritualistic attack on religion in Umesh Shukla's 'Oh My God', the film's leading man and co-producer Paresh Rawal remains unfazed. The film is an adaptation of his Gujarati play 'Kanji Virrudh Kanji' and features him as an atheist. "There was no fear of...
  • 'OMG' does unprecedented business in New Zealand September 30, 2012

    New Delhi: It appears that the word of mouth publicity is working in favour of 'Oh My God'. The film is still keeping its pace at the box office. If trade analyst Taran Adarsh is to be believed then the film is doing unprecedented business in New Zealand. He tweets,...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Oh My God' September 29, 2012

    This week on Now Showing, Rajeev Masand has reviewed Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal starrer 'Oh My God'. The film, according to Masand, makes a compelling argument against the commercialisation of religion, but the tone of the film is so shrill, the approach so preachy, you feel like you’re being...
  • Oh My God: Will Akshay be third time lucky in 2012? September 29, 2012

    New Delhi: It seems trade pundits were right when they declared in the beginning of 2012 that the year is going to belong to Akshay Kumar. The actor has again made his presence felt with 'Oh My God'. The film has opened to mainly positive reviews with most of the...
  • 'Oh My God' review: A solid case against blind faith October 1, 2012

    Cast: Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal Director: Umesh Shukla Oh My God!, adapted from the popular Gujarati play Kanji Viruddh Kanji (itself evidently inspired by the Australian film, The Man Who Sued God), makes a compelling argument against the commercialization of religion, but the tone of the film is so shrill, the approach...