Actor Akshay Kumar feels that people react to commercial films, which are made on social issue, more than they react on documentaries and there is point in making documentary movies.
Akshay was speaking at World Toilet Summit in Mumbai on the occasion of World Toilet Day. Talking about his films based on social issue, he said, “I personally believe there is no point making documentary films. I’ve seen several times in many villages, sorry to say, but nobody reacts to that (documentaries). People like to see a commercial film. I consider myself lucky, who got an opportunity to do commercial cinema and gave people a social message in a very different way,”
He further added, “I’m so proud to say my film (Toilet Ek Prem Katha) has been shown in every village by this government. I would also want the government to show my film Padman. Talking about sanitary pads is the biggest taboo subject but I’ll make sure Padman is also seen by everybody,”
Besides carrier of social message Akshay has now become the poster boy for patriotic films and moving ahead in the same genre his upcoming projects include ‘Kesari’ which is based on the Battle of Saragarhi in 1897, and Mission Mangal, about India’s Mars Orbiter Mission that was launched in November 2013.