CBFC demands 8 cuts in Akshay Kumar & Bhumi Pednekar’s ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’


Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) committee has suggested 8 verbal cuts in Akshay Kumar & Bhumi Pednekar starrer ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’.

It is being said that the star has used some crude words in the film that were asked to be removed by CBFC.

A source from the CBFC told DNA that some of these cuts have Akshay making crude statements. ““In one sequence, Akshay Kumar is heard telling his screen-wife, ‘Tumne mujhe teen baar jagaya hai. Main koi saand hoon kya (you’ve woken me up thrice…am I a bull?)’.

In another sequence, a character says, he goes to pee with a rassi (thread) around his ears. He means the sacred janao worn by Brahmins. And we saw no reason for something with such sanctity attached to it being referred to so facetiously,” the source said.  Additionally, four expletives including the Hindi swear word, ‘haraami’ has been deleted.

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha stars Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar in lead roles and is scheduled to release on August 11. The film is based on the true story of a newly-wed woman who left her husband on not finding an indoor toilet in his home.