New Delhi: Following a successful theatrical run, Akshay Kumar and Pankaj Tripaathi’s OMG 2 is all set to arrive on the OTT on October 8.
Days ahead of the film’s arrival on leading digital platform Netflix, the film’s director Amit Rai has opened up about its upcoming OTT release and revealed that their movie’s digital debut will also be censored just like its theatrical version.
For the unversed, after a long struggle with the CBFC, OMG 2 makers received an A (adult only) certificate from the board which also removed over 27 crucial scenes showcasing s-x and masturbation from the movie.
Speaking about the same, OMG 2’s director said in a previous interview that although their film has been cut out by the censor board, they will be soon releasing its uncensored and uncut version on the digital platform. However, to the disappointment of Akshay Kumar’s fans, the latest update is that OMG 2’s OTT version won’t be any different from the version which was released in theatres back on the 11th of August.
CBFC a hypocrite?
As per a report published by Hindustan Times, Amit has said “I don’t know what their apprehensions are. They (the streaming platform) will show the same version that the Censor Board passed. Ab ispe aur kya hi kar sakte hain? Saare desh ne chilla chilla ke bola par phir bhi Censor Board ko sunaayi nahin de raha, toh koi kuch nahin kar sakta.”
Drawing a comparison of his movie with Karan Johar’s super hit Rockey aur Rani kii Prem Kahani, Anil further slammed the board for not censoring the intimate scenes of Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh.”I am not against any movie but how is the censor board okay with kids watching kissing scenes in Rocky and Rani ki Prem Kahani?” the director added further.
The ace director then further called out the CBFc’s hypocrisy by recalling how he saw a condom advertisement featuring Kartik Aryan played in the theatre when he went to watch Sunny Deol’s Gadar 2.
About OMG 2
Helmed by Amit Rai, the movie featuring Akshay Kumar and Yami Gautam in the lead roles made it to the big screens on 11 August and received a stellar response from the cine-goers. Despite its clash with Sunny’s Gadar 2, the movie finished its theatrical run as a success and amassed over Rs 220 crore at the global Box Office.