‘OMG 2’ CBFC controversy: Akshay Kumar and Pankaj Tripathi’s co-star barred from watching film – Here’s why | Hindi Movie News

Despite all efforts of director Amit Rai and team ‘OMG 2‘ the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) refused to change the film’s certification from ‘A’ to ‘U/A’. Now, as the film hits the big screens, the first victim of the CBFC‘s ruling is none other than the film’s 16-year-old star Arush.

The teen actor, who plays Pankaj Tripathi‘s son in the film, has been barred from watching himself on the big screen as he is technically ‘underage’.

An ‘A’ certificate signifies that only adults (aged 18+) can publicly watch a film.
A relative of the budding talent said, “We are all going to watch Arush’s film but he will not be able to watch as he is a 16-year-old.”

“The Indian Censor Board A certification has deprived the target audience of the film,” the source added.
Had the CBFC granted the film a U/A certificate, children below 12 years of age could also head to theatres to watch a film under parental guidance.
On August 1, the Central Board of Film Certification cleared ‘Oh My God 2’ (OMG 2) with “a few modifications” following which the movie will release on its scheduled date of August 11. “There are no cuts in the film, only a few modifications, which the makers discussed with the censor board members,” sources revealed.

Actors Pankaj Tripathi and Yami Gautam also protested the ‘A’ rating and insisted that the film raised a ‘very important and sensitive subject’ that was related to children’s education.
Pankaj said in a statement that the film was “made with precautions and sensitivity.”
‘OMG 2’ features Tripathi as the character Kanti Sharan Mudgal, a devotee of Lord Shiva and Akshay Kumar playing the role of Lord Shiva. The film is a sequel to ‘OMG – Oh My God!’, which was released in 2012.

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