The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has reportedly decided to refer Akshay Kumar‘s upcoming film, OMG Oh My God 2, to the Revising Committee for evaluation. The move comes in the wake of recent controversies surrounding the certification process, particularly after the release of Adipurush with no cuts and a ‘U’ certificate. As OMG Oh My God 2 deals with religious themes, the CBFC wants to ensure that the content doesn’t offend any religious sentiments. The Examining Committee (EC) had initially reviewed the film but has now sought the opinion of the Revising Committee (RC) for a more appropriate judgment.
Industry insiders speculate that the CBFC’s cautious approach is a response to the backlash faced after the release of Adipurush. The decision to refer OMG Oh My God 2 to the RC indicates the board’s intent to exercise greater scrutiny when it comes to films addressing religious subjects. In the past, filmmakers had the option to approach the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) for a review, but since its abolition in 2021, the legal recourse has become more time-consuming. If the RC approves the film, OMG Oh My God 2 is expected to hit theaters as scheduled on August 11, providing relief to the filmmakers.
OMG Oh My God 2, featuring Akshay Kumar in the role of Lord Shiva, has garnered significant attention and anticipation. The film’s posters and teaser have been well-received, heightening curiosity among audiences. It also stars talented actors Pankaj Tripathi and Yami Gautam. The film’s clash with Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel‘s Gadar 2 in theaters further adds to the excitement. As fans eagerly await the RC’s decision, the outcome will determine whether OMG Oh My God 2 can successfully navigate the certification process and entertain audiences with its unique storyline and stellar cast.