Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film OMG 2, a sequel to his 2012 hit OMG – Oh My God, has reportedly been sent for further reviewing by the censor board. The move has come after the recently released film, Adipurush starring Prabhas, Kriti Sanon, Saif Ali Khan, sparked a controversy for its dialogues that allegedly hurt the sentiments of a certain community.
According to various reports, the censor board has asked the makers of OMG 2 to take the film to a revision committee so as to avoid the same backlash faced by Adipurush, which is based on the Hindu epic Ramayana. The board is being extra cautious as both the films deal with religious themes and feature actors playing divine roles.
OMG 2 stars Akshay Kumar as Lord Shiva, Pankaj Tripathi as Kanti Sharan Mudgal, a devout believer, Yami Gautam as Kamini Maheshwari and Arun Govil as Lord Rama. The film is written and directed by Amit Rai and revolves around the controversial subject of Indian education system. It is scheduled to be released on August 11, 2023.
The film is a spiritual sequel to OMG – Oh My God, which presented the story of Kanji Lalji Mehta (played by Paresh Rawal), who files a case against God for the destruction of his shop in an earthquake. The film also starred Mithun Chakraborty, Govind Namdev and late actor Om Puri.
The teaser of OMG 2 was released on July 11, 2023 and showed Akshay Kumar in a blue avatar performing the Shiva Tandava. The actor shared the teaser on his social media accounts and wrote, “Rakh vishwas (keep faith). OMG 2 Teaser out now.”