Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 14, 2012)
He is no less a God for his legions of fans. And if all goes well, Rajinikanth may well play himself that is God – in the Tamil version of OMG Oh My God. Of late, Ashwini Yardi, Akshay Kumar’s business partner in Grazing Goat Productions, which is producing OMG Oh My God, starring Paresh Rawal and Akshay Kumar, had been fielding enquiries from the south about whether she was interested in selling the rights of the film.
In fact just a few days ago, south filmmaker Krishna Prasad flew in to Mumbai to meet her. Prasad happens to know Rekha and Chinni Prakash, the couple who’ve choreographed a few songs in OMG Oh My God. The choreographers confirmed the meeting and added, “Prasad has shown a keen interest in remaking OMG Oh My God in Tamil.”
A source told Mirror, “The meeting was fruitful. Prasad will soon be making a film with Rajinikanth’s son-in-law Dhanush. He will use his good offices with Rajini to rope him for the south remake of Oh My God.”
And with God (read Rajini) most probably on board Prasad’s remake, Yardi and Akshay are now considering a joint production with the filmmaker. “If you get Rajinikanth on board, the film becomes huge, doesn’t it? It’s but natural for Yardi and even Akshay to think of a joint venture,” said the source.