This Article is From Dec 23, 2014

Aamir Khan Reportedly Offered Rs 8 Cr to OMG! Oh My God Director to Stop Film

Aamir Khan Reportedly Offered Rs 8 Cr to OMG! Oh My God Director to Stop Film

Aamir Khan in a still from PK.

New Delhi:

If you have seen Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan's recently released film PK, you may have found parallels with director Umesh Shukla's 2012 film OMG! Om My God!.

You are not the first one! PK director Rajkumar Hirani and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra too noticed uncanny similarities between OMG! Om My God! and their then work-in-progress script of PK.

Team PK, along with Aamir, had then approached Umesh Shukla and reportedly offered the director a whopping Rs 8 crore to stop shooting the film.

Rajkumar Hirani had started writing PK, while shooting for his 2009 film 3 Idiots and had also narrated the preliminary draft to actor Aamir Khan during the time.

PK stars Aamir as a displaced alien and challenges notions of God and religion, while in OMG! Oh My God, actor Paresh Rawal, shown to be non-believer in God, unravels the hypocrisy of religious system backed by none other than Lord Krishna, played by Akshay Kumar.

OMG! Oh My God is based on a Gujarati play titled Kanji Virudh Kanji.

Meanwhile, trouble doesn't end for PK here. The film which opened to five star reviews, was accused of being "anti-Hindu". And now, a case has been filed in Lucknow court for objectionable scenes hurting Hindu sentiments.

The film, which also stars actors Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt, Sushant Singh Rajput in pivotal roles, released on December 19 and has collected more than Rs 95 crore in the opening weekend.