Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar starrer, Toilet – Ek Prem Katha, is all set to hit the theatres this Friday and is expected to do wonders at the box office. Exactly 6 months after the release of Jolly LLB 2, one of the most bankable stars of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar, is back with yet another social drama. At a time when biggies like Ranbir Kapoor’s Jagga Jasoos and Shah Rukh Khan’s Jab Harry Met Sejal failed to impress the viewers, a lot is expected out of Akshay’s Toilet – Ek Prem Katha. And if the trailers and teasers are anything to go by, the film is surely going to win at the box office.
Akshay Kumar is synonymous with quality cinema. His recent films like Rustom, Airlift, Baby and Jolly LLB 2 are all cinematic brilliance. They all have been relevant films to which viewers connected instantly. Toilet – Ek Prem Katha, directed by Shree Narayan Singh, is again a light-hearted social drama, which deals with the problem of sanitation and open defecation in rural parts of India. An extension of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan, the film promotes the need of toilets in Indian villages. Akshay Kumar and Neeraj Pandey have co-produced the film.
From industry colleagues and friends to fans and well-wishers of Akshay, all are pretty excited about Toilet – Ek Prem Katha. Varun Dhawan and Ranveer Singh have even posted hilarious videos on their Twitter accounts promoting the social cause and the film, which is going to release this Friday. In fact, Akshay Kumar himself went to many villages to promote the cause of building toilets in each and every house there. He educated the villagers about the harms of open defecation and need of toilets in the house.
The makers of Toilet – Ek Prem Katha have decided to go beyond Indian cinema’s traditional international market, which comprises of countries like USA, UK, Australia, the Gulf countries and New Zealand. They will be releasing the film in an additional 20 territories including Greece, Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Croatia, Estonia, and Latvia. Apparently, Akshay has a huge fan following in these countries. According to one Box Office prediction, Toilet – Ek Prem Katha is expected to open in 13-14 crore range on the first day of its release.