Akshay Kumar Wants to Avoid Controversy

Rashmi Daryanani , 15 Oct 2013
Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar

If there’s one song we’ve been hearing a lot of lately, it’s Party All Night from Boss. But if you listened to the song while distracted, you may have ended up mishearing the line “gaane main dum hai toh” – specifically, the word gaane – as something else entirely. This has happened very often, and radio stations even began bleeping out the word gaane, thinking it was an offensive word for a person’s anatomy instead. Akshay Kumar has been doing his part by going on radio shows and assuring people that the word ends with an ‘e’ and not a ‘d’, but it seems like he’s finally caved and will be editing the song.

Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar

According to TOI, Examining Committee of the Central Board of Film Certification felt that the line could cause a few problems, since a political party had also brought up the issue with them. Akshay’s team initially tried speaking to the board, but finally Akshay stepped in and said they’d fix the issue. Now, reportedly, they will use the sound of glass breaking to drown out the sound of the word such that it won’t be audible.

Listen to the song below and let us know whether you can hear the controversial statement (listen from 0:25 to be precise):

Since it’s sung in one go, it really can sound like something else entirely, but if you listen close you can make out the words. I honestly wouldn’t have read too much into it, but I suppose when a political party “voices their concern” (huge air quotes here) then it’s probably in an actor’s best interest to comply, especially if it won’t really make much of a difference to the end product.

Meanwhile, check out photos of the actor at Lal Qila Maidaan promoting Boss:

Pix: Yogen Shah for MissMalini

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