The creators of ‘OMG 2’ put in a significant amount of effort to persuade the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to change the film’s rating from ‘A’ to ‘U/A’. Despite their persistent endeavors, the CBFC’s verdict remained unaltered. Consequently, as the film makes its debut in theaters, the initial casualty of the CBFC’s decision is Arsh, a 16-year-old actor featured in the film, who portrayed the role of Pankaj Tripathi’s son. Alongside Akshay Kumar and Yami Gautam, the movie boasts a prominent cast.
Director Amit Rai and the entire ‘OMG 2’ team’s vigorous attempts to convince the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to reconsider the film’s rating from ‘A’ to ‘U/A’ proved futile. Hence, with the film now gracing the big screen, the first individual to bear the brunt of the CBFC’s ruling is Arush, the 16-year-old protagonist of the film. Arush, essaying the character of Pankaj Tripathi’s on-screen offspring, is now disallowed from witnessing his own performance on the grand cinematic stage due to his status as a minor. A family member of the young talent expressed, “We have plans to watch Arush’s film, but regrettably, he won’t be able to join us due to his tender age of 16.”
The Indian Censor Board’s categorization of the film as ‘A’ has deprived the intended audience of the opportunity to access it, as the source further elaborated. Had the CBFC bestowed a ‘U/A’ rating upon the film, even children under the age of 12 would have been permitted to attend screenings under parental guidance. On the 1st of August, the Central Board of Film Certification granted approval to ‘Oh My God 2’ (OMG 2) with certain “modifications,” and the movie is all set to hit the theaters on the scheduled date of August 11th. The film remains unedited, with only minor alterations that were discussed in consultation with the censor board members.
Notably, actors Pankaj Tripathi and Yami Gautam also raised objections against the ‘A’ rating, asserting that the film addresses a significant and delicate subject pertaining to children’s education. Pankaj conveyed in a statement that the film was meticulously crafted with a sense of conscientiousness and sensitivity.
OMG 2′ features Pankaj Tripathi essaying the role of Kanti Sharan Mudgal, an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, while Akshay Kumar impeccably portrays the character of Lord Shiva himself. The film serves as a sequel to ‘OMG Oh My God,’ which made its way to the audience in the year 2012.