Did You Know: Akshay Kumar & Bhumi Pednekar’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Was Praised By Bill Gates?

Did You Know: Akshay Kumar & Bhumi Pednekar’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Was Praised By Bill Gates?

Akshay
Kumar’s
2017
blockbuster
“Toilet:
Ek
Prem
Katha” not
only
had
nationwide
audiences
entertained
but
also
sparked
conversations
about
a
pressing
issue,
making
a
profound
societal
impact.
The
film
shattered
records,
earning
over
Rs
316.97
crore
worldwide,
despite
being
made
on
a
modest
budget
of
Rs
18
crore.
For
Akshay
Kumar,
it
marked
another
milestone
in
his
illustrious
career,
cementing
his
status
as
a
champion
of
social
causes
on
celluloid.

Directed
by
Shree
Narayan
Singh
and
co-produced
by
Akshay
Kumar
and
Neeraj
Pandey,
“Toilet:
Ek
Prem
Katha”
is
set
against
the
backdrop
of
rural
India,
and
sheds
light
on
the
country’s
sanitation
crisis,
deeply
rooted
in
cultural
and
religious
sentiments.
However,
what’s
intriguing
about
this
cinematic
gem
is
its
journey
to
the
silver
screen.
Despite
its
eventual
success,
“Toilet:
Ek
Prem
Katha”
faced
significant
hurdles
initially.
The
script
floated
in
the
industry
for
a
staggering
four
years,
facing
rejection
from
several
Bollywood
heavyweights.
Yet,
fate
had
something
different
in
store.

Enter
Akshay
Kumar,
known
for
his
penchant
for
portraying
socially
relevant
roles.
On
hearing
the
script,
the
superstar
embraced
the
project
wholeheartedly,
becoming
its
driving
force.
His
commitment
to
the
narrative,
coupled
with
the
film’s
impactful
message,
had
audiences
rushing
to
theatres
and
critics
raving.

Amidst
a
dry
spell
at
the
box
office
that
saw
back
to
back
flops,
the
film
emerged
as
a
reason
for
celebration
in
the
industry
and
even
tech
mogul
Bill
Gates
hailed
it
as
one
of
the
best
things
he
saw
in
2017,
recognizing
its
power
to
inspire
change.

Taking
to
micro-blogging
site
Twitter,
Bill
Gates
wrote,
“There’s
no
denying
that
2017
was
a
really
tough
year…
but
it
also
delivered
some
amazing
moments
of
hope
and
progress.
Here
are
some
inspiring
tweets
that
you
may
have
missed…”.
Later
sharing
Toilet:
Ek
Prem
Katha’s
poster,
he
wrote,
“Toilet:
A
Love
Story,
a
Bollywood
romance
about
a
newlywed
couple,
educated
audiences
about
India’s
sanitation
challenge”.

After
bringing
to
life
the
story
of
an
unsung
Indian
hero
on
the
silver
screen
with
“Toilet:
Ek
Prem
Katha”,
Akshay
Kumar
now
marches
forward
with
his
next
venture,
“Sarfira,”
slated
to
hit
theatres
this
July.
The
superstar
portrays
a
captain
turned
entrepreneur
in
the
film
set
against
the
backdrop
of
startups
and
aviation
and
continues
his
legacy
of
inspiring
audiences
to
dream
big
and
effect
positive
change
in
society.

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