Vivek Agnihotri On OMG 2: ‘How Will You Make Audience More Inclusive, More Intelligent If You Are Going To Stop Everything?’

Vivek Agnihotri has reacted to Akshay Kumar and Pankaj Tripathi starrer OMG 2 getting 27 cuts and an Adults Only certificate

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Vivek Agnihotri On OMG 2: ‘How Will You Make Audience More Inclusive, More Intelligent If You Are Going To Stop Everything?’
Bollywood filmmaker Vivek Agnihoti is known for sharing his views unabashedly during media interactions and on social media. He has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry and has become one of the most-discussed filmmakers on social media, in recent times. He recently reacted to the changes suggested by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in Akshay Kumar and Pankaj Tripathi’s much-awaited film OMG 2.

In an interview with, the filmmaker, who is also a part of the CBFC, expressed how he doesn’t agree with the changes as it is not justified. For the unversed, Akshay was playing the character of Lord Shiva in the movie, however, it was later changed to ‘a messenger of the Hindu God.’ Talking about how he is against the changes in the movie, he stated that it happened because of ‘social and religious pressures.’ Stating that the CBFC is a vulnerable body which doesn’t do well under pressure, he questioned who they are to give a movie 27 cuts. ALSO READ: Vivek Agnihotri Unveils Teaser Of ‘The Kashmir Files Unreported’! Filmmaker Says ‘Be Ready To Cry’-READ BELOW

Quoted by DNA, the 49-year-old filmmaker went on to add, “What is the intention of the filmmaker? If the intention is not bad, let it go. People are intelligent. Let the audience watch it and digest it. How will you make your audience more tolerant, more inclusive, and more intelligent if you are going to stop everything?” ALSO READ: Uorfi Javed Hits Back At Vivek Agnihotri Over His Costume Slavery Remark; Says, 'Fashion Ki Kaafi Samajh Hai'

In his interview, Agnihotri went on to express how he is against any kind of boycotts and bans on movies. He even feels that “there shouldn’t be any CBFC.” Being a supporter of free speech, he feels that even hate speech should be allowed. 

For the unaware, the Amit Rai directorial focuses on the importance of sex education amongst teenagers. Starring Akshay Kumar, Pankaj Tripathi, Yami Gautam and Arun Govil, the movie was passed with 27 cuts and an Adults Only certificate. OMG 2 will be released on the big screens on August 11.
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