Actor Akshay Kumar, who is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, has clarified that Central Board of Film Certification has ordered three verbal cuts in the film, contrary to reports. Speculations were rife from quite some time that CBFC demanded eight verbal cuts in the film. The actor stated that the news of eight cuts came as a surprise to him. Khiladi Kumar made this revelation while interacting with media during a promotional event.
"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," added the National Award-winning actor.
Akshay was here with co-actors Bhumi Pednekar and Anupam Kher to promote the movie.
Much before the promotions of the movie -- with a message on need for sanitation and ending open defecation -- began in full swing, Akshay had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apprise him about the film's subject.
Asked if he is planning any special screening of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha for Modi here ahead of the film's release on Friday, Akshay said: "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."
Directed by Shree Narayan Singh, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is slated to release on August 11.
(With IANS Inputs)
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