- Within 2 days, the trailer got more than 11 million views on Facebook
- Akshay's film deals with sanitation issues, prevalence of open defecation
- "We are very excited to present this film," said co-producer Shila Bhatia
"Everywhere we are going and whoever we are speaking to now, is only raving about the trailer of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. The response has been extremely humbling for us. As a company, our main aim is to keep making cinema that is relevant and touches hearts of the people. This film has all those qualities and we are very excited to present this film to the audiences," Shital Bhatia, co-producer of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha said in a statement, reports IANS. Neeraj Pandey, who has directed Akshay in films like Special 26 and Baby is also one of the co-producers of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha.
Akshay, 49, stars as Keshav, a simple person while Bhumi, 27, plays Jaya, a progressive thinker. Keshav falls in love with Jaya and the duo get married. Later, Jaya is introduced to the 'lota party' (a group of women who defecate in the open), she retaliates and eventually leaves her husband's home. Keshav too supports his wife's cause and tries to change the mindset of his father and other people of his village. Both of them together take up the challenge of building toilets.
Here's the viral trailer of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha.
Anupam Kher plays a pivotal role in the film. Actors Divyendu Sharma, Sudhir Pandey and Shubha Khote star as the supporting cast.
Good effort to further the message of cleanliness. 125 crore Indians have to continue working together to create a Swachh Bharat. https://t.co/C0XKPpguW7— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 12, 2017
Bollywood celebrities like Karan Johar, Anil Kapoor, John Abraham and Ayushmann Khurrana too praised the concept of the film.
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, directed by Shree Narayan Singh, releases on August 11.
(With IANS inputs)
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