Despite being released with an adult classification by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), Akshay Kumar’s OMG 2 has reached the Rs 100 crore milestone at the box office. OMG 2 by Akshay Kumar and Pankaj Tripathi has captivated hearts, ensuring the superstar’s comeback after a year of box office disappointments. The film, which deals with the controversial subject of sex education, had to go through multiple changes before it was given a censor certificate.
Despite the difficulties in having the picture released, director Amit Rai is pleased that it has been positively welcomed by the public. The film, directed by Amit Rai, is centered on a mature issue including s*x education, which is considered taboo to talk about, much alone deal with and debate. The picture was met with the same uneasiness by the censor board, which proposed 27 edits.
While the crew struggled to keep the picture intact for audiences, they had to give in to the censor board’s demands. However, fans may now rejoice because recent sources say that the Oh My God sequel will be released on OTT platforms, including the censor board cuts.
“We were heartbroken because we made the film for everyone to watch, and now that cannot happen,” Rai said in an interview. “We begged them to give us a U/A certificate (children under the age of 12 can watch a film with parental guidance), but they didn’t.” We tried to persuade them to the bitter end… But then they walked for a while, and we walked for a while. The film has been re-released with changes.”
Rai expressed confidence that the film’s uncensored version will be favorably received by audiences. “We’ve decided to show the original film (on streaming), a film that the censor never wanted people to see, but… the public has seen the film and spoken. “What do we say if the censor board doesn’t get it?”
The censor board granted OMG 2 an Adult Certificate, preventing teens, who were the film’s major target demographic, from viewing it. Due to the A classification, even the actor who plays Pankaj Tripathi’s son in the film was unable to see it in theaters. Later, Akshay Kumar poked fun at the censor board, stating, “The funny thing is that this is the first adult film made for teenagers.”
Despite the edits, OMG 2 was well received for its plot, and people were intrigued as to why such a picture was awarded an A certificate and had to go through so many cuts. The film will certainly garner greater notice now that it is being released uncensored on OTT.