The film, which is due for release in 2023, OMG 2, starring Akshay Kumar, has been engulfed in controversy since the trailer was unveiled on July 20, 2023.
The film is an ode of the film OMG Oh My God! Oh My God!, has been criticised by a few religious groups due to its portrayal that depicts Hindu Gods and Goddesses.
The Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has also voiced concerns over the film, with reports of 35 cuts, one of which that requires Akshay Kumar's portrayal to change into God Shiva to a deity's messenger.
The film's makers have yet to cut any scenes and the release date has been delayed for a long time.
The controversy over OMG 2 has created an argument over the freedom to express one's views in India.
Some believe it should be permitted to be released without cuts, whereas others believe that the CBFC is justified in being worried about the film's potential to irritate religious sensibilities.
It is yet to be determined what happens when OMG 2 will be released in full. The controversy over the film has definitely raised awareness of the issue of freedom of religion in India.
Here are a few particular points of contention that have been brought up in relation to the film:
1. The film's portrayal of the god Lord Shiva as a modern-day human struggling with the demands of the 21st century.
2. This film uses comedy to examine the themes of religion.
3. The film's depiction of Hindu gods and goddesses is an approach that some consider insensitive.
The debate about OMG 2 is a complex one and there aren't straightforward solutions.
But, it's an issue worth having since it raises significant questions about the place of religion in the society and the limitations of freedom of speech.