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Toilet Ek Prem Katha was offered to many heroes who rejected it before I got the film: Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar says the script of his upcoming film - Toilet Ek Prem Katha - was doing the rounds in Bollywood for four years and was offered to several heroes who rejected it. The film also features Bhumi Pednekar in a lead role.

bollywood Updated: Jul 27, 2017 20:34 IST
Mumbai: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar during an international conference on women trafficking in Mumbai on Thursday. PTI Photo by Shashank Parade(PTI7_27_2017_000167B)
Mumbai: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar during an international conference on women trafficking in Mumbai on Thursday. PTI Photo by Shashank Parade(PTI7_27_2017_000167B)(PTI)

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has said his upcoming film, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha was offered to many other heroes, who rejected the movie, before it landed on his plate.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Maharashtra minister for Women and Child Development Pankaja Munde and actor Akshay Kumar during an international conference on women trafficking in Mumbai on Thursday. (PTI)

Directed by Shree Narayan Singh and co-produced by Akshay and Neeraj Pandey, the film stars Akshay and Bhumi Pednekar. “The writers brought the subject to me. Interestingly, this script was doing the rounds in the industry for over four years. It went to a lot of heroes, a lot of people but nobody picked it up,” Akshay told reporters.

“I liked it and I asked Neeraj Pandey with folded hands to give it to me. Earlier, the film was named Sandaas: Ek Prem Katha but later the title was changed.”

Actor Akshay Kumar at the Kargil Vijay Diwas programme at Yashwantrao Chavan Pratishthan, Nariman Point in Mumbai on July 26. (IANS)

The actor said the film is based on a true incident and is essentially a love story. “This film is primarily a love story. The toilet construction just forms the backdrop. The film is about Keshav and Jaya. It is based on a true story.”

When the film’s trailer came out, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had praised it and called the movie a commendable effort to promote cleanliness.

When asked if he has any plans to hold a special screening for Modi, the actor said, “I would love to.”

The film is scheduled to release on August 11.

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