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Akshay Kumar wants more people to see Toilet Ek Prem Katha

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Bollywood star Akshay Kumar says he is interested in reaching out to a greater number of people with his upcoming film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha than on garnering box office business.

When asked that after Rustom and Airlift crossed the Rs 100 crore mark at the box office, whether he was looking forward to minting more moolah, Akshay said: “I am interested in more eyeballs than the box office collection.

“In fact, I wish the ticket price of this film to be low so that more people can go and watch the film. Around 54 per cent people in our country have no access to toilets. So, my concern is to make people aware of the issue. They should go and watch the film rather than (we) count on the box office collection.”

Asked about if they will make the film tax free, Akshay said: “So far there is no confirmation, but yes, the Viacom18 people (the distributors of the film) applied for tax exemption. Let’s see what happens.”

“I don’t want to have any kind of image. I just want to keep on trying everything. When I entered the industry, people called me an action hero. Then, I tried other things, they called me comedian and romantic hero. Then I did villain roles, now people are saying that I am doing social films. I just don’t want to have an image. “I just want to keep on trying different things,” said Akshay.

Akshay also pointed out that though his film “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” is set in the rural milieu, it is more relevant for the urban crowd than rural people. “The issue of open defecation is not just a rural (village) problem. It is a huge problem in big cities too and it is more dangerous in big cities rather than villages, because we live in a concrete jungle, so germs and bacteria spread faster here.

“Don’t think for a moment that this movie is for villages. It is for urban people too because we are in more danger than them.”

The film which also stars Bhumi Pednekar is releasing on August 11.

Via IANS

56 Comments

  1. @Bollyarena
    I have read that JHMS has been certified a 12A by British censors . Does that mean children under 12 can’t see the film w/o parents? Wont this create negativity? How big impact will it make?

    • Bhai vaise bhi 12 saal ke neeche ke bache thori movie dekhne jaate hai akele …vo sb parents ke saath hi jate hai ..12 saal ke neeche ke bache akele me sirf bacha vala movie dekhne jaate hai bas

      • Bollywood Star very true tag thats what @Chindicine calls Varun but Bollywood arena are very realistic they dont overhype Akki

    • This is normal rating as JHMS has a mature theme. Children under the age of 12 can still watch if they are accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over.

      • How did Befikre get U/A certificate then? Some sort of favoritism and bribing?

  2. I can understand that you want people to see TEPK but what if we don’t want to see it😀😁😁….Hope like title your film is not a toilet 🙈🙈

      • Toilet krne ko movie Dekho.. lal akshay ne apni ijat Dav pn laga diya movie promotion krne ke liye 😂😂.. hope.. movie pura toilet pe depend na ho….aise bhi akki flop ka king hai

        • Mai to TEPK ka 1st day 1st show dekhunga. This movie will be worth watching . Haters jo marzi kahe par yeh movie records todegi.

  3. Dont worry akshay it will be bigger flop than even TEES maar Khan —
    TEPK— Opening day-4 to 5 crores
    rapes under – 50 crores {even with holidays }
    budget -25 crores
    hit in India
    overseas-2 crores {all time blockbuster for Akshay }

    • Tmk flop tha kaha srk Naya site khilari hai collection dene Ka
      Opening 15 Cr

      Lifetime 140+ Cr

      Aur jhms 5 Cr opening aur 50 Cr lifetime karega
      Bhagora bhag Gaya 😂😂😂

    • Itna hi bara star hai srk overseas me to raees 20 mil kyu nahi Kia nonholiday lallu
      Overseas ke vajah se to chal Raha hai thora bahut India me to varun dhawan isse jyada chal Raha hai aur hits de raha hai
      Ammir~atbb machine
      Salman ~bb machine
      Akshay ~hit/Superhit machine
      Varun ~hit machine
      Srk~semihit machine 😂😂😂

      • Utsav kaisa gawaar hai tu ..Raees jaisa genre ka movie bas India me Banta hai or chalta hai smjhaa vo Indian genre movie tha fir bhi 14.4M $ clash me or non holiday me ….my name is Khan 2010 me February ke month me aaya or 22M$ kar lia ab soch le 1st 20M $ ka movie tha

        • @ bollywood gawaar to tu hai . Akki pe ungli krta hai . Pehle apne star ka haal dekh. Tere star mein Sallu k sath clash krne ki himmat nahi hai . Par humare akki mein tere srk k saath clash krne ki himmat hai. Phir bhi dono case mein srk bhaag gaya.

          • Akshay k fans dekho srk se compare krne k bat krrhe h. Jo. Ranver n rabhir se b compare krne lyak nh h. Akshay low budget movie banaga h safe movie taki chal jaye. Wrna high budget movie banye jaise singh is bling etc sb flop n average jaye.. . Usko apni movie p trust nh h. Isly bolrh h jake dkho movie or song se toh pata lag rh h love story h. Koi toilet toh dkh nh rh h. Critics ko b paise dega jaise phele diya h. Ache review de. National award mai b paisa diya ghtiya performance k liye. Kaise kaise din aagye h.. N akshay k age to ranver n rabir h.. Usse age to Kangana bhi h. Jo 150 ki pr akshay wo b nh che che.. Shyd iss br kr le. Paise dke

        • To airlift , rustom , jolly kisi Ka overseas friendly nahi tha aur agar
          Book Gaya hai to bata du srk Ka last patriotic film CDI overseas me 3.3 mil Kia tha 2007 me aur using saal Akki Ka
          3 film welcome ,hey baby,NL sab 4+ mil Kia tha overseas me patriotic film doesn’t collect more on overseas

          • Abe jahil ab tu locL star akshay ko compare krega srk se vo bhi overseas me ..hahahahaha lol …Akshay ke pass overseas me 5M $ Dene ka to dum hai nahi ..Srk ka 15 saa pehle sb ka movie 10M $ kamaya hai
            Akshay ka highest overseas me welcome ka hai jo ki multistarrer movie tha akshay apne dum pe nahi kia

          • Or sun gawaar patriotic movie ko chor ke bhi akshay ne 5M $ ka movie kaha Dia ..welcome bas 5M $ tha vo bhi multistarrer movie tha ..
            Akshay se zyada overseas me hritik Varun Ranbir Ranveer kamata hai …housefull 3 to patriotic nahi tha fir v 6M $ or vo bhi multistarrer movie tha

            Cdi 3.9M $ smjhaa

            • utsav rajput Reply

              H2 6.7 mill
              H3 6.6mil
              Sick 7.1mil
              Airlift 7mil
              Rustom 6.11mill ye sab kaun diya hai lallu

          • Or sun be gawaar vo cdi sports patriotic movie tha
            Rustom kon hisab se patriotic ho Gaya .
            Overseas me akshay ka kuch dum nahi ..sala 5M$ ke + aaj tak 3 movie sirf kamaya hai hahaha lol ..vo bhi 2 movie multistarrer ki vajah se
            Akshay se aage hai hritik Varun Ranbir Ranveer sb aage hai overseas me

            • utsav rajput Reply

              Varun ka kaun sa movie 6 mill kia hair be lallu air raha baat ranveer air ranbir ka to bigger director ke sath to koi bhi 10 mil de dega jagga jassos 2.5 mill
              Befikre 4 mil

      • Jaake BOI check karr
        Kiske jyada semi-hits hai aur kiske jyada Blockbusters , kiske jyada flops

        Aur 50cr to srk ne 1995 mai hi kiya tha, wo karne ko akki ko 2007 tak laga

        Kal tak salman ko disaster king bol raha tha aur aaj blockbuster machine?? kya baat hai

      • Varun dhawan kisse aage chal raha hai ye to sab dekh rahe hai

        Aur ye non holiday ka rona kab chodega

        TMK, Blue, Janeman, aitraaz, action replay ye sab non holidays thai kya??

        aflatoon, ab tumhare hawale watan sathiho sab xmas releases

        ye matt bolna clash tha…clash to kkhh, ddlj ka bhi tha. don, veer zara, oso ka bhi tha

        overseas mai k3g cross karle.

        aur akki ko solo holiday milraha hai issbar, dekhte hai 200cr hote hai ya nahi solo holiday pai

        • Lallu tune jiba filmmaker mention Kia hai Akki Ka sab Ka clash tha doosre film se aur dilwale,raees,chamatkaar,raone sab holiday release tha kya ukhad liya
          Aur raha baat tepk Ka to semi clash hai jhms screen share Karna parega

    • nice words akki sir I hope many people watching TEPK and be realizing of this problem and trying to change for the best

    • should you worry about born film JHMS release next friday it will be the bigest disaster of the year

  4. Kar kar koi bhi tarika se promotion kar …sale movie promote krne ke liye Indian flag ka insult kar Dia dogla ..akhay galti se nahi kia tha vo movie promote ke liye Indian flag ka insult Kia

  5. buddhe srk se to far better hai toilet………………………waiting for movie

    • Raees ….Semi hit….worldwide business 304 crore….
      Jolly llb 2…..hit…..worldwide business 197 crore….
      Matlab ye hai beta ki sher apne bure waqt mein bhi sher hi rehta hai…..
      Aur kutte ka jitna accha waqt a jaye…..WO KUTTA HI REHTA HAI…..

      • jisko tu sher samajh raha hai uss kutta ka indian collection bhi bata de…..aur fan ka bhi bata diyo 75 cr ….tu kutta ko sher samajh betha hai

  6. Good suggestion to dear Akshay why don’t you give your 5% fees to build toilet in villages it’s nothing for you.
    And also whatever film TEPK earne profit atleast 20% use to build toilet in villages because the film is awareness of toilet.
    Its just suggestions plz don’t comment personally.
    Akshay u pay tax so people can enjoy and will get toilet awareness message.

  7. Real salman fan Reply

    FBO Prediction-
    Jhms-19cr due to mixed response to promos and considering srk’s​star power,anu,multiplex love story and bad state of Bollywood
    Tepk-9cr promos were winner but failed to hold the buzz till release, akki’s inconsistency in opening
    A gentleman-8cr​ promo and songs received good response and Sid’s star power
    Baadshaho-14cr considering trailor,song and star cast
    Judwaa 2-19cr considering sequel to aclassic, universal appeal, salman’s cameo
    Golmaal4-28cr considering big franchise, post diwali day, universal appeal,huge star cast
    Padmawati-20cr considering huge canvas, grand movie, great star cast
    Tiger zinda hai-45cr considering huge canvas, grand movie, salman and action combo, sequel to a blockbuster, salman in a avatar that his Fan’s love to see
    Lbo prediction soon

  8. Die Hard Salmanic Reply

    Like I said Akki is nothing without Independence day and fake desbhakti……….

    Only waiting for TZH….who cares about this toilet??

    • Hahahaha dekho kon bakwaas k raha hai . Sallu ka lallu fan . Bhai rehne de . Ab to sharam kr . Sallu ne eid pe bhi flop dedi . What an achievement.

      • Yrr I really like tubelight . Because it was a tight slap on face of all sallu fans who keep on insulting other stars.
        I want sallu to give movies like tubelight again nd again . So that his mental fans shut their mouth. Now sallu will give a disaster on chritmas .
        Tiger Zinda hai:-
        Opening – 5cr
        Lifetime – 30cr
        Hahahahaha

    • Kung Fu Yoga Reply

      @die hard salmanic pata nahi kaisa pagal hai tu. Tere salman ka eid pe itna bura haal hua aur phir bhi tu itni bakwaas krta hai.
      Tu shayad dimaag se pagal ho chuka hai.
      Akki during normal weekend :-
      Rowdy Rathode – 133cr (Blockbuster)

      Sallu during eid weekend :-
      Tubelight – 120cr (Disaster)
      Hahahahaha

  9. Abhijeet