OMG 2 starring Akshay Kumar, Yami Gautam and Pankaj Tripathi will stream on Netflix on October 8. However, the film's director Amit Rai has now revealed that the streaming platform will only screen the censored version of the film will all the 27 cuts imposed by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
Sharing his disappointment with this development Rai said in an interview with Hindustan Times, “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. (What more can one do? The whole nation has voiced their opinion but the censor board refuses to hear, so there is nothing anyone can do). ”
Rai also accused the CBFC of double standards when it came to censoring supposedly controversial content. The director alleged, “When I watched Gadar 2 in theatre, which is a U/A certificate film, a condom ad in which Kartik Aaryan asks a girl about her preferred condom flavour played before the film started. That can be shown? It is pure hypocrisy. I am not against any film, but didn’t Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani have so many kissing scenes? Was it okay for the kids to watch that?”
OMG 2 was released in theatres on August 11.