Movie-buffs can finally get a glimpse of Akshay Kumar's role as a modern-day Krishna in the new movie "Oh My God", the poster of which was unveiled on Saturday.
After the success of his recent release "Rowdy Rathore" in which Akshay was seen in an action avatar after a long time, the Bollywood Khiladi has traced his steps back to comedy once again in his forthcoming film "Oh My God".
The film's poster shows Akshay riding a motorbike across a colourful sky and reads "Guess who's coming to court."
The actor has teamed up with good friend and actor Paresh Rawal in this movie after their successful combination in several comedy flicks including "Phir Hera Pheri" and "Welcome".
One more poster was also released for the film's campaign with Paresh Rawal on it. The actor plays the part of lawyer KanjiBhai who takes God to court.
In order to do justice to his character of a modern-day God, Akshay is said to have turned to vegetarian food under the advice and strict instructions of his mother Aruna Bhatia.
"His mother is a devout follower of Lord Krishna. She feels he should follow the principles taught by the Lord that includes a vegetarian diet," a source reportedly told NDTV.
"Normally his mother keeps away from his Bollywood matters. But when Akshay told her about the film and his character, she requested him to stick to greens only. Being a doting son, this was one request Akshay was more than happy to accede to," the source added.
The film is based on a Gujarati play "Kanji Viruddh Kanji" by Umesh Shukla. Paresh Rawal has remade the play in Hindi as "Kishen Vs Kanhaiya." The story is reportedly about an atheist, his encounters with God and religion, and the unusual happenings in daily life.
Actor Salman Khan will reportedly narrate the storyline of the movie.
The film, which is slated for Sept. 28 release, is produced by Akshay Kumar and will also mark director Ashvini Yardi's debut.
Apart from Akshay Kuamar and Paresh Rawal, actress Sonakshi Sinha will be doing a cameo, wherein she will perform alongside dance choreographer Prabhu Deva for an item number in the film.