Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar’s Toilet - Ek Prem Katha is a romantic drama helmed by Shree Narayan Singh. The film is collectively produced by Akshay Kumar and Neeraj Pandey. The quirkily titled project is rumoured to be a satire on PM Narendra Modi’s Swacch Bharat Abhiyan. The BJP government aims to improve sanitation conditions in India and emphasis to put an end to open defecation in the country. Akshay Kumar has decided to reveal the impacts of this measures and how this wave of social change has affected mindsets in rural area.
Toilet - Ek Prem Katha also stars Anupam Kher and Sana Khan in prominent roles. The film is written by Goliyon Ki Raas Leela Ram Leela writers Sidhharth and Garima.
The Akshay Kumar film is scheduled for release on August 11, 2017 i.e around the Independence Day. With this announcement, Akshay announced a clash with Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma’s much debated Imtiaz Ali film, which will release on the same day.
News has it that Sana Khan, who was last seen in Jai Ho and Wajah Tum Ho, will play Akshay’s girlfriend in this upcoming film. She has a pivotal role in the film and her character will play a crucial part in taking the plot forward. Moreover, she will be seen in a desi avatar in the movie unlike her last erotic thriller.
Akshay Kumar has already began promoting his film and recently dug a toilet in MP’s Kharegone district. The actor posted a picture on Twitter of him digging a toilet along with BJP leader Narendra Singh Tomar. He captions the image saying, “Digging my 1st #TwoPitToilet in Khargone District of MP with Minister Narendra Singh Tomar #MakeTheChange #WasteToWealth"