The Central Board of Film Certification has raised concerns about the content of director Amrit Rai’s OMG2, leading to speculation about its true content. Media reports suggest 20 cuts and an adult certificate, but the makers are attempting to clear the film by this weekend or Monday to stick to its August 11 release date. It can now be revealed that OMG 2 is about the very sensitive issue of teenage masturbation. Multiple sources confirms this report.
A source in the know informs, “OMG 2 Writer-director Amrit Rai has written a very sensitive and moving story of a boy who commits suicide after he is shamed when caught masturbating. From this takeoff point the film builds into a gentle social critique on conventional taboos and social stigma. It calls for a discussion on why mast*rbation is stigmatized.”
Apparently, the censor board had no quibble with the delicate subject matter. But they objected to the religious angle to the subject of self-pleasuring.
“Why bring God into it?” a source close to the CBFC wants to know. A source told Bollywood Hungama, “In all, the RC has asked for 20 cuts. These include both visual and audio deletions. On top of it, they have also suggested the makers opt for an adults-only certification.”
The source also specified that the makers disapprove of this decision.
“However, the makers are not comfortable with these cuts as they believe that it’ll affect the essence of the film. They are also not okay with an ‘A’ certificate. After all, they feel that the topic of sex education should be seen by people of all ages. Also, the first part, OMG Oh My God (2012), is very popular with kids. To have an adult certificate for a film in a kid-friendly franchise just doesn’t feel right, in their opinion,” the source added.