Despite the dedicated efforts made by director Amit Rai and his team for the movie OMG 2, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has refused to change the film’s certification from ‘A’ to ‘U/A’. Consequently, the first casualty of CBFC’s decision is Arush Varma, the 16-year-old actor in the film.
Due to being underage, Arush, who plays Pankaj Tripathi’s son in the movie, is prohibited from watching his own performance on the big screen.
A film with an ‘A’ certificate can only be publicly viewed by individuals who are 18 years or older.
Arush’s relative shared, “We’re all going to watch Arush’s film, but he won’t be able to because he’s only 16 years old.”
According to sources, the Indian Censor Board’s certification has prevented the target audience from watching the film. If the CBFC had given the film a U/A certificate, even children under 12 could have watched it with their parents.
OMG 2 received clearance from the Central Board of Film Certification on August 1 with “a few modifications”. As a result, the movie was released on August 11.
Both Pankaj Tripathi and Yami Gautam expressed their disagreement with the ‘A’ rating and stressed the importance of the film’s theme, which revolves around children’s education. They consider it a significant and sensitive issue.
In a statement, Pankaj mentioned that the movie was created with care and thoughtfulness.
In OMG 2, Pankaj portrays Kanti Sharan Mudgal, a follower of Lord Shiva, while Akshay Kumar plays the role of Lord Shiva’s messenger. The movie is a sequel to the 2012 release OMG – Oh My God!.
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