Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar‘s satirical comedy Toilet: Ek Prem Katha‘s trailer has been released on Twitter. The film is based on the importance of toilets in rural areas, film is directed by Shree Narayan Singh co-produced by Akshay Kumar and Neeraj Pandey. The film will star Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar in the lead roles, with Anupam Kher, and Sana Khan in supporting roles. The film is written by Sidhharth and Garima, the writers of the 2013 Hindi film ‘Goliyon Ki Raas Leela Ram Leela’.
However the film is based on the importance of toilets in rural areas so government has decided to run the film tax-free in all BJP-run states. According to government “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” is just not a movie its a tool for social reform. “This film deserves to be seen by all. Therefore, it deserves to be made tax free.”
Akshay Kumar in an interview said, “I am doing a film called “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. I feel very strongly about it, about women. Because I met few of the women in India, who have no other choice than to go to fields for open defecation. They go there and so much of problems happen. 54% India doesn’t have toilets. I was reading somewhere if open defecation stops completely in India, 30% of rape cases would come down. Because when they go in the fields and all, men are waiting there. This is what happens. It’s a very serious offence.”
‘Toilet: EK Prem Katha’ is all set to release it on August 11.