‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’: Akshay Kumar, Bhumi turn dulha, dulhan

The first look of Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film, ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’ was unveiled and the picture shows Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar dressed in the outfit of a dulha (groom) and the dulhan (bride).

Toilet Ek Prem Katha is a social satire and is focused on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan.

Sharing the video, Akshay Kumar tweeted#With the wrap of @ToiletTheFilm treating you guys to a still from the film...Keshav and Jaya's unique love story coming to you on June 2 :)

Akshay talks about what inspires him to make this unique movie. "This issue is there on the face so I am talking about it through the film ('Toilet Ek Prem Katha') and why should we run away from it. It is one of biggest problems we have. There are about 1000 children that die due to diarrhoea in India," Akshay told reporters here at an event. 

"It is a real story and I thought if I make this film with realism, comedy, entertainment and good songs and present it to people they will understand the issue better... the message will be conveyed and it will help reach to a larger audience." 

The ‘Rustom’ star says 54 per cent of Indians do not have access to toilets which feels is frightening. He added that the government is working towards building toilets but people are not making right use of it.

"Government has made toilets but people don't use it and turn it into a commercial place. India is a country which has no toilets in proportion to its population. It is a shameful thing," he adds. 

The actor also maintained that he doesn't deliberately chose to do films that talk about issues. 

"I don't plan anything; I decide to do a film only when I like the subject. If I feel that I need to bring out this issue then I go ahead. Like I am doing this film. When I announced the name, many people called me to ask why I am using this title. 

"I got a good script..so I said that I want to make this film. It is a taboo thing to talk about." 

Directed by Shree Narayan Singh, the film is set to release on June 2.