Oh My God 2 faces scrutiny from CBFC

By: Priyal Joshi

Akshay Kumar starrer Oh My God 2 is facing hindrance from the CBFC. The movie is making headlines as it has been referred to the Revising Committee (RC). This decision was made taking the current scenario into account as the movie deals with religious issues and there is a concern that the content might hurt religious sentiments of the viewers.  Recently, Pankaj Tripathi opened up about the controversy surrounding the film. In a recent interview with Zoom TV, Pankaj Tripathi was asked about the film’s release. He said, All I will say is, please don’t believe what is being written about it. Log bahut kuch bol rahe hain. Lekin sachchai samne aayegi jab film release hogi (People are saying all sorts of things, but the truth will be out when the film releases).”

As per sources quoted in a recent report by India Today, “CBFC does not want to repeat the backlash that Adipurush faced over its dialogues” and it will take a decision on Akshay Kumar-starrer Oh My God 2 after the board’s revising committee “looks over at the dialogues and scenes in the film”.

2012’s OMG – Oh My God, had featured the story of Kanji Lalji Mehta (Paresh Rawal), who files a case against God for the destruction of his shop in an earthquake. OMG had also featured Mithun Chakraborty and Govind Namdev along with Akshay Kumar. The movie was a huge success and hence the sequel is highly anticipated by the audience.

OMG 2 is directed by Amit Rai, and shows Akshay Kumar in a character inspired by Lord Shiva. OMG 2 also features Yami Gautam, Pankaj Tripathi and Arun Govil of Ramayan fame. It is set to be released on August 11, and will clash with Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel-starrer Gadar 2 at the box office.