This part of the Bigg Boss Season 11 finale on Sunday ended up on the edit floor. Akshay Kumar, who made Colors’ extra show by appearing as a special guest in the House, promoted his forthcoming film Padman by involving host Salman Khan in a little extra-curricular activity that took the Bhaijaan by surprise. They shot the sequence earlier in the day. But when the interaction between the two Bollywood superstars was aired as part of the Bigg Boss finale, this part was left out.
As part of his appearance and promotion, Akshay took the original sanitary pad making machine that features in Padman. This is the machine that Tamil Nadu entrepreneur and activist Arunachalam Muruganatham originally devised to create low-cost sanitary pads for rural women and thereby promote menstrual hygiene. He features in the story The Sanitary Man from Twinkle Khanna’s bestselling novel The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad.
This sensitive backchat between the actors part was diplomatically edited from the footage. Instead, Akshay and Salman danced to the title song of their 2004 film Mujhse Shaadi Karogi with Sapna Chaudhary who stepped in for Priyanka Chopra.