Director Amit Rai says OMG 2 would have been neck and neck with Gadar 2: ‘The censor board killed half of my family audience by giving it A-rating’ | Hindi Movie News – Times of India

OMG 2 emerged victorious despite getting clashed with Sunny Deol starrer Gadar 2, which went on to become an all-time blockbuster. Director Amit Rai recently expressed both joy and frustration as his film achieved commendable success, but not without facing challenges.
The censor board gave OMG 2 an A-certificate for its subject about sex education.Speaking to DNA, Amit said that the year 2023 set a record for Hindi cinema in terms of footfalls. However, he believes that if OMG 2 did not have an A-certificate, the film’s box office record would have been bigger and it would have performed neck and neck with Gadar 2 because families would have come to watch it in theatres.
“The censor board killed half of my family audience when they gave it the A-rating. The censor board hurt me financially too and in terms of content as well. But those are bygones,” Amit said.

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Earlier, Akshay Kumar, who plays the lead role in the film, had addressed the controversy with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and said that they made OMG 2 for children and it is to be shown to children. But unfortunately, the film cannot be shown because it was given an adult film certificate and there is nothing adult in it.

OMG 2 also stars Pankaj Tripathi and Yami Gautam in lead roles. Several reports claimed that the film was put on hold by the censor board as it wanted to tread with caution due to its overtly religious theme. However, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) cleared the film for release with some cuts. The censor board gave an ‘A’ (Adults Only) certification to the film. The movie went on to earn Rs 150 crore in its lifetime in India and Rs 221 crore gross worldwide.

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