-Indian superstar Akshay Kumar breaks records and stigmas in OMG 2; a film that addresses the taboo around sex education in India
MUMBAI, India, Sept. 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Akshay Kumar, one of India's biggest superstars, has embarked on an impressive journey within the Indian film industry by enthralling audiences with his recent film: Oh My God 2, produced by Wakaao Films and a successful sequel to the 2013 hit, which has already accumulated more than 20 million dollars worldwide.
Akshay Kumar who is known for his impressive track record of delivering a string of hits over the years, has used his fame and success to make films driven by social causes relevant. His previous films like 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' dealt with open defecation, followed by 'Padman' which talked about menstrual hygiene. The actor, often referred to by Indians as a "superstar with heart", is also known for his action films in which he often performs daredevil stunts like Tom Cruise. His box office hits have crossed the billion dollar mark over the years, a notable achievement within the Indian film industry. The superstar, through his film projects and social causes, employs more than 10,000 people a year.
Akshay Kumar's powerful performance has once again taken center stage in the recently released OMG 2. The film has garnered critical and commercial acclaim among viewers and critics alike. With this film, Akshay Kumar has reaffirmed his exceptional talent by boldly challenging the unconventional norms of sex education, a pressing need in today's India. Considered by many to be one of his best performances to date, Akshay Kumar's portrayal as the messenger of Lord Shiva has left a lasting impression. However, the Censorship Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and certain segments of the country deemed the film suitable exclusively for viewers above 18 years of age and hence the film was awarded an A certificate. People in India, including students, are sharing their opinions against the CBFC's decision on social media. They are even interacting with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Twitter, which is unusual in a country like India. A large portion of the public believes that this rating limits the film's accessibility despite its positive impact.
According to a 2007 report, 85% of Indian youth lack access to sexuality education. The report further reveals that sex education has been banned in five states in India. Even conservative nations like Oman and the United Arab Emirates allowed a release of the film with a 12 rating. India being the land of Kamasutra and known for Khajuraho, sex remains a taboo topic that is not discussed openly.
Despite all these challenges, Akshay Kumar fearlessly addresses the issue of sexual education in the country with utmost responsibility. While his films continue to inspire and uplift, Akshay Kumar and the film OMG 2 continue to be a testimony in shaping a better future for the youth of India.
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