After Jolly LLB 2, our Khiladi is to come back with a new movie starring Bhumi Pednekar. Recently Akshay shared the first look of his and Bhumi Pednekar in Toilet Ek Prem Katha. The duo will be playing husband and wife in the movie.
Reportedly, the team has completed the shooting for the film and planned to release the film on June 2. The actor shared the first still from the film with the caption saying: “With the wrap of @ToiletTheFilm treating you guys to a still from the film. Keshav and Jaya’s unique love story coming to you on June 2 :).”
Check the tweet here :
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 21, 2017
Storyline of Toilet Ek Prem Katha :
This is the first time Akshay and Bhumi will share the screen space and acting as newly wed couple. Akshay plays the character of Keshav while Bhumi plays his wife Jaya. The actress looks like a simple Indian bride with a heavy red-color lehenga with gold jewellery and minimal makeup. And, Akshay looks just like a typical north Indian dulha in mustard suit and maroon turban, and also a garland of notes around his neck.
The movie is directed by Shree Narayan Singh and is based on PM Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan campaign as its underlining subject. The love story that blossoms in this film has the male lead playing character of a Pay-&-Use toilet owner who falls in love with a girl from the slum areas of the city. The film is believed to highlight the importance of the pay-and-use toilet scheme and curbing the menace of defecating in the open. The satirical comedy film also stars Manoj Bajpayee in a pivotal role.
Set in the backdrop of Mathura, the film landed in controversy some time back when spiritual leaders of the area opposed its making. One spiritual leader had even announced a reward of Rs 1 crore to anyone who would chop off the director’s tongue. The film went on floors in Barsana near Mathura in Uttar Pradesh last November. The shooting for the final schedule was also held in Bhopal besides Barsana and Nandgaon.
What Akshay has to say about Toilet Ek Prem Katha :
Recently, a press conference was held to celebrate the success of Jolly LLB 2. The actor was asked if he chooses a topic and speaks on it on social media or instead makes a film pertaining to the topic.
He said, “I don’t plan anything. If I like a subject, I like the issue, I just bring it ahead and do the film. Which is why I took up Toilet – Ek prem Katha. 50 per cent of people in India don’t have toilets. Isn’t that an alarming thing? I got a great subject. It’s a taboo thing to talk about. When I announced the name, many people called me asking why am I naming the film Toilet? It’s a real story. The biggest problem we have. Why not talk about it? There are 1000 children in India who die of diarrhea everyday. It’s a thing I would request the media to write about it.” His reply indicates how passionate he is about the film. Click here to see the video.