- The CBFC reportedly chopped out four cuss words
- Some of Akshay Kumar's dialogues were considered unsuitable
- Toilet: Ek Prem Katha has been certified U/A
A source close to the Censor Board shared some details from the Pahlaj Nihalani-led film body's evaluation of the film. The Censor reportedly objected to a certain reference to bulls and also did not see eye to eye with the makers for a scene involving Janaeu, the holy white thread worn by Brahmins. "In one sequence, Akshay Kumar is heard telling his screen-wife, 'Tumne mujhe teen baar jagaya hai. Main koi saand hoon kya?' 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 told DNA.
Dear Censor Board, it was only last month that Aamir Khan subtly reminded you to be restricted to certification and not venture into censorship. "As far as my knowledge goes, the CBFC in any case isn't supposed to censor, it is supposed to grade the film and certify ki kiss age group ko hum ye dikha sakte hain," Aamir had said during a media interaction.
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha casts Bhumi Pednekar opposite Akshay and also stars actors like Divyendu Sharma and Anupam Kher. It is scheduled to release this Friday.
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