Subhash K Jha (DNA; August 9, 2017)

Even if you are making a film about ‘Swachh Bharat’, you can still be pulled up by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

Akshay Kumar’s much-vaunted, Toilet Ek Prem Katha has been ordered eight verbal cuts before being certified with a ‘U/A’ certificate.

Some of these cuts find Akshay making crude statements, say sources from the CBFC.

“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,” says a source.

In addition to that four expletives including ‘haraami’ have been ordered out.