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Akshay Kumar's Housefull 3 gets 5 cuts from censor board, runtime revealed

Himesh Mankad | Updated on: 31 May 2016, 10:57 IST

Akshay Kumar's Housefull 3 was recently cleared by the censor board with a UA - Universal Adult certificate. The CBFC has suggested five cuts in the comedy film.

As against the initial reports of the film being 2 hours, 30 minutes long, the official runtime of Housefull 3 is 2 hours, 11 minutes (131 minutes). The Sajid-Farhad directorial will release on approximately 3,600 to 3,700 screens - the widest Bollywood release of 2016 till date.

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While the U/A Certificate was expected - considering that Housefull and Housefull 2 got the same rating - the censor board's suggestion to cut five sequences short comes as a surprise.

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Housefull 3, which stars Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nargis Fakhri, Lisa Haydon, Boman Irani and Jackie Shroff, releases on 3 June 2016.

First published: 31 May 2016, 10:57 IST
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Himesh Mankad is an entertainment journalist who has a B.Com degree from Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai. He prefers covering Bollywood and loves good stories and music. When not watching movies, he can be found on a cricket field strutting his stuff.