Suresh Prabhu praises Akshay for spreading awareness on Swachh Bharat through the Bollywood Cinema
NEW DELHI: Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar have begun the promotions of their upcoming film, Toilet- Ek Prem Katha. They began the promotional tour in Delhi on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the stars of the film got an opportunity to meet Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. As their film deals with the importance of cleanliness, sanitation and PM Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat campaign, they had the conversation about the same.
Suresh Prabhu praised Akshay Kumar for his efforts to spread awareness about government’s campaign through his film and shared some photos from their meet. He wrote, “Pleasure meeting @akshaykumar, fine actor, wonderful human being. Appreciate his efforts to spread awareness abt #SwachhBharat through cinema.”
Last week, Akshay Kumar had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to have a conversation about the campaign and how that inspired his film. Akshay, who is known for his no-nonsense attitude, has never shied away from expressing his opinion. Akshay Kumar while attending a social event named ‘Transform Maharashtra’ in the first week of May, spoke about the transformation of the state. The event, which was attended by many dignitaries, saw Akshay Kumar and Devendra Fadnavis (Chief Minister-Maharashtra) as the chief guests.
Amongst the other things, Akshay Kumar won everyone’s hearts and attention when he raised the topic of mobile toilets. Speaking about the topic, Akshay Kumar unabashedly said, “Government should plan (putting up) mobile toilets every 500 meters or one km across the state. It will support cleanliness. It should be supported with an app to locate it (the nearest mobile toilet).”
In the same breath, he also revealed a dialogue from his upcoming film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. Akshay Kumar said, “Agar biwi paas chahiye, toh ghar me sandaas chahiye”. In the same event, Akshay Kumar also mentioned that the ideation behind the film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. After hearing Akshay Kumar’s words, Devendra Fadnavis applauded him for giving a wonderful suggestion and also assured to implement the same at the earliest.
Besides Akshay Kumar, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha also stars Bhumi Pednekar and Anupam Kher in pivotal roles. While the film is being directed by Shree Narayan Singh, it is slated to release on June 2 this year.