Toilet Ek Prem Katha: Akshay Kumar says he is interested in more eyeballs than box office collections

Toilet Ek Prem Katha: Akshay Kumar says he is interested in more eyeballs than box office collections
Written by Priyanka sarangi

Toilet Ek Prem Katha, a movie which has grabbed over-expected attention from the people before its release and the reason being the theme of the movie which is based on a serious issue that our nation is facing today. Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar will be seen playing the lead role in the movie. The movie is basically based on the social issue of absence of toilets at many rural and urban houses these days. The movie also focuses on the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and has also got praised from the Prime Minister itself. Not only the Prime Minister, but many of the actors from our Bollywood industry have also appreciated the actor for making such a nice movie and also doing a lot to promote the movie on the social media as well as trying to reach every individual at rural and urban areas.

Now as the movie is heading towards its release, the main lead of the movie Akshay Kumar says that he is not looking forward to box office collections but he wants the movie to reach to maximum eye-balls and therefore adding authenticity to his statement he added that the distributor of the movie has already applied for the tax exemption for the movie. During the trailer launch of the movie when the actor was asked that after Rustom and Airlift which minted a good amount of money and crossed the Rs 100 crore mark at the box office, what does he now expect from his upcoming movie and he replied that he is not interested in box office collection rather he is interested in more eyeballs.

He further adds that, he wishes the movie ticket to be of lowest cost so that more and more people can go and watch the movie and his aim gets fulfilled. Around 54 per cent people in our country have no access to toilets. So, my concern is to make people aware of the issue. They should go and watch the film rather than (we) count on the box office collection. Although it is still not confirmed that the movie will be tax-free but the distributor Viacom 18 ha applied for the same.

On being asked about the fame he got from many of his action movie, he says that he does not believe in any kind of image or image-building. He believes on trying on everything and giving his best to the industry. He also said that he wants to try on everything and he has done so too by working as comedian and romantic hero, then being a villain role were also good and now on public demand he is focussing on social movies. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” is set in the rural milieu, it is more relevant for the urban crowd than rural people.The issue of open defecation is not just a rural (village) problem. It is a huge problem in big cities too and it is more dangerous in big cities rather than villages, because we live in a concrete jungle, so germs and bacteria spread faster here. “Don’t think for a moment that this movie is for villages. It is for urban people too because we are in more danger than them.

The movie also stars actor Anupam Kher in the pivotal role and the movie is all set to hit the theatres on 11th August, 2017.

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Priyanka sarangi

Journalist by profession, music lover by passion. Love to write and edit content on different topics of entertainment beat. Love to travel but only with my favorite people.