PK is on a historic run at the box office. But the makers of the film would have been extremely worried of the inevitable comparisons with Umesh Shukla’s OMG! Oh My God, which has plenty of similarities to PK.
Soon after the release of OMG! Oh My God, there were reports that the writers of PK – Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi, were re-writing certain portions of the film to avoid comparisons with the Akshay Kumar – Paresh Rawal starrer.
Now, DNA India reports that Raju Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra approached Umesh Shukla and offered to pay Rs 8 crore to stop the film.
“OMG! Oh My God was still being shot then. Aamir, Rajkumar and Vidhu offered Rs 8 crore to Umesh to stop shooting the film!” DNA quoted a source as saying.
It must be noted that Raju Hirani and Abhijat Joshi started writing the script of PK, soon after the release of 3 Idiots. It was only after they completed the script that they got to know that OMG! Oh My God has a similar storyline.