Now, several fanclubs of actor Akshay Kumar have started a petition of sorts on social media urging the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to reconsider and change the certification to U/A.
A fanclub ‘Akkistan’ has filed a petition under the name ‘Unmute Sex Education: Stop censoring, Start Educating’. The petition read, ‘More than 14K people have already signed it. By giving the film an A certificate, we’re depriving a generation of vital knowledge and perspective,” he says, adding, “If the film gets U/A certificate, it can be screened in schools especially in B and C centres, where it’s still a taboo for parents to talk about sex with their children.’
Another petition from another fan club read, ‘We wrote to Minister Anurag Thakur, as well as Censor board, on X. We are upset with CBFC because unhone Adipurush ke baad jo bhi hua, uske darr se itni acchi film ko A certificate de dia, so that koi controversy naa ho. They played safe.’
‘OMG 2’ is about an unhappy civilian asking the court to mandate comprehensive education in schools. The film stars Akshay Kumar, Pankaj Tripathi and Yami Gautam in lead roles. It is slated to hit the theatres on August 11.
The film locked horns with Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel starrer ‘Gadar 2’ at the box office.