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Toilet Ek Prem Katha Takes A  Dig At Hrithik Roshan

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Devyani Nandy​

 Considering Hrithik Roshan and Akshay Kumar are neighbours and very good friends  one wonders what  got into Akshay to make  a joke about Hrithik’s extra thumb.

For those who haven’t seen Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Hrithik’s reference comes in when  Akshay must produce a prospective  bride with an extra thumb before his tradition-bound father Sudhir Pande. In a  scene , Akshay  and his screen-brother Divyendu Sharma are seen staring at a hoarding of Hrithik  .

Sharma  volunteers. “Maybe we should ask  him. He may know someone  like that(with an extra thumb).”

What  is the implication here? That people who specially abled  hang out together? If that is  the assumption them it’s a very crude viewpoint to adopt in a film that purports to be progressive and reformative.

More to the point, how could Akshay be  part of a “joke”(to each his own own) involving a dear friend and neighbour?

Most importantly doesn’t the CBFC  ask for NOCs before clearing the mention  of any real person in a film?

Apparently Akshay assured the censor board that Hrithik has been taken into confidence and that he  could see the lighter side of the “joke”.

But  the audience certainly can’t.

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