Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has said that his upcoming film 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 by IANS here.
“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 8 cuts… I was surprised myself.”
Akshay was here with co-actors Bhumi Pednekar and Anupam Kher to promote the movie. He also said that he wanted to show the film to PM Modi: “I would love to show it to him, but I am sure he has lots to do for our country rather than just watching this film. But yes, we’d love to show it to him.”
The film directed by Shree Narayan Singh will release on 11 August 2017.