Toilet: Ek Prem Katha — Akshay Kumar clarifies CBFC ordered 3 verbal cuts, not 8
On Wednesday, 9 August, Akshay Kumar said his forthcoming drama Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, has been given three verbal cuts by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), contrary to media reports.
"I have read news that the film has got eight or nine cuts from the censor board, but this is wrong. We have got three verbal cuts in the film," Akshay clarified in response to a question posed by IANS.
"I remember one of the cuts clearly. They asked us to remove the word 'haraami' and there two more verbal cuts. I don't know from where this news comes that the film has got eight cuts. I was surprised myself," added the National Award-winning actor.
This clarification comes soon after reports about journalist Arban Goswami's name being removed from the movie emerged, as ordered by the CBFC. A source speaking to DNA said that although Goswami's first name was mentioned in passing in the film, the makers have been asked to remove it by the CBFC because an individual's name cannot be used in a film without their consent. Goswami has responded to this cut and said that he does not understand why there was an objection to the mention of his name by the CBFC, adding that chairman Pahlaj Nihalani had "no business" making a decision on his behalf, reports DNA.
Akshay was in New Delhi with co-actors Bhumi Pednekar and Anupam Kher to promote the movie. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is directed by Shree Narayan Singh and is backed by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.
(With inputs from IANS)