Ek Prem Katha pushes to stop open defecation


Speaking about Shree Narayan Singh- directed Toilet and how he took up a film which highlights the issue of open defecation in India, the actor says, "Around 8-9 months ago, 54 per cent Indians didn't have a toilet at home".

From a commercial vehicle like Rowdy Rathore to a crime thriller like Special 26 which is based on true events, Akshay Kumar has starred in a number of varied films in his long standing career.

"Toilet - Ek Prem Katha" also stars Bhumi Pednekar, Anupam Kher and Divyendu Sharma in prominent roles. It is a completely wrong notion that people in the villages defecate more in the open as compared to cities.

Bhumi on being asked about the film said, "I think the kind of films that are being appreciated today are high on content and I am happy I get such films". An organization named Kaya constructs in association with my film has built toilet across the country. Bhumi Pednekar made her Bollywood debut in 2015 with Sharat Katariya's Dum Laga Ke Haisha, co-starring Ayushmann Khurrana. "They have set an example with their dedication for newcomers", she said.

"Seventy per cent of our country lives in small towns".

"I read somewhere that we have been given eight or nine cuts".

Akshay Kumar was in Delhi to promote Toilet Ek Prem Katha.

After all the heavy-duty talk, we asked Akshay about appearing ageless enough to complement young actresses. A leading daily mentioned that the film got eight verbal cuts and was given a UA certification.

Apart from this, some expletives, like Hindi word 'haraami' too have been removed.


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