Akshay Kumar is gearing up for his upcoming release Toilet Ek Prem Katha. In a recent interview with Firstpost, the actor talked about this film and his upcoming projects.
Akshay works at a rapid pace however he has only two releases this year. Talking about it he said, “Are you trying to say that I am slowing down? Or are you trying to say that I’m lazy?” “I have completed Padman, 2.0 and half of Gold is completed. We have not been able to announce a release date for Padman yet. There is no date available, because we have so many releases,” says Akshay.
He was happy that the clash between Jab Harry Met Sejal and TEPK has been averted. “Everybody is happy when films don’t clash, but unfortunately there are only 52 weeks and 180 releases, so some clashes are bound to happen. And then, we also have films from Hollywood and the South,” he says.
Akshay also talked about TEPK. “I want to help people with the help of media and government. Even if you don’t want to write about the film, it is fine, but certainly write about the issue and what women have to go through. They have to walk three kilometres to relieve themselves. They wait for sunset and leave in a group, with the fear of rape. It is a huge issue and I am doing my bit with this film,” says Akshay.
However, the actor clarifies that Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is a romantic comedy and not a documentary. “I am not giving any message, it is only towards the end that it gets a bit serious. It has got loads of masala and action besides four to five songs. Toilet humour is also shown in a different way and along with that there is a true story,” he says.
Also starring Bhumi Pednekar, the film will release on 11 August 2017.