Here’s What Akshay Kumar’s New Movie (Toilet Ek Prem Katha) is All About

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha will hit the silver screens on August 11, 2017. The trailer for the Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar’s much-awaited film was unveiled yesterday during the South Africa Vs India ICC Champions Trophy match. Though actor Akshay Kumar missed the trailer launch as he is out for vacations with family.  The movie 2:59 minutes video trailer has received more than 5 million views so far.

The trailer opens on Akshay who plays role of Keshav dreaming to get married only when he meets Jaya (Bhumi Pednekar) and falls in love. Jaya is a broad-minded and a progressive thinker, while Keshav is a simple person. All’s well in their lives, till Jaya, after marriage, is introduced to the lota gang by the women of her house. (Jaya is told about defecating in the open). However, she fights back along with Keshav. Besides all the situation, Keshav and Jaya attempt to bring a change in their family’s thought and take on a political battle over open defecation and sanitation.

Besides Akshay, the film also features Bhumi Pednekar, Sana Khaan and Anupam Kher.  Anupam Kher plays an important role in the firm supporting Jaya and Keshav’s cause. The trailer ends with a disappointing note where the actor is heard saying -“Aashiqo ne Aashiqui ke liye Taj Mahal bana diya, hum ek sandas na bana sake.” So the question is has the man failed to educate his village about importance of proper sanitation facilities in order to save his married life?

Message Through Toilet Ek Prem Katha 

The importance of improving sanitation in rural areas is highlighted through this comedy film; Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been endorsing  Swachh Bharat campaign from years and this film is essentially hinting the importance of building toilets and proper sanitation in homes. Modi’s campaign needed the film like “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” to spread the need of proper sanitation facilities among the masses.

Ek Prem Katha (Akshay Kumar) Trailer

Plans to Run Film Tax Free

The film is being released at the perfect time, given the country situations and how the Clean India Movement is gaining pace all across the nation. The film is showcasing social message in an entertaining fashion. The government is supporting the message of the film and is planning to run film tax-free in many centres across the country upon its release.

Akshay is also working on another film ‘Padman’ starring Sonam Kapoor, besides Toilet-Ek Prem Katha. Akshay Kumar and Twinkle recently raised awareness about the stigma surrounding menstruation. Twinkle Khanna tweeted that every girl and women should have access to information on periods. Akshay also shared on twitter-Periods got nothing to hide, let’s break the silence. Padman is directed by R. Balki and is based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham who developed a low-cost sanitary napkin for women.

Akshay Kumar-National Award-winning actor receives good wishes from his colleges for his forthcoming film ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ on August 11, 2017.

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