Akshay Kumar’s OMG 2 postponed by Censor Board


MUMBAI: Akshay Kumar-Pankaj Tripathi’s OMG 2 initially slated to be released on August 11 has reportedly been postponed by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) India.

According to the media reports, the Censor board has given the OMG 2 trailer a ‘U/A’ certificate while insisting on 20 cuts in the movie and ‘changing’ Kumar’s portrayal of Lord Shiva.

The trailer of the movie was set to be unveiled a week before its scheduled release date. The teaser, currently being screened in theaters, carries the caption “Awaiting Certification.”

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OMG 2 is a sequel to Kumar and Paresh Rawal’s 2012 superhit satire comedy OMG – Oh My God! and reportedly revolves around the theme of sex education. As per the media reports, combining Shiva’s religious persona with sex education has raised concerns about potentially offending religious sentiments among viewers.

Meanwhile, the creators said that the number of edits and the ‘U/A’ certificate for the trailer would dilute the movie’s essence, as they believed that the subject of sex education should be accessible to audiences of all ages.

The Indian media said that the makers were considering shifting the release date from August 11 to challenge the committee’s suggestions and to ensure proper promotion of the movie.

Directed by Amit Rai, OMG 2 also stars Arun Govil, Govind Namdeo, and Yami Gautam in pivotal roles.

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