‘My next film was re­jected by many he­roes’

Ak­shay Kumar says he asked Toi­let: Ek Prem Katha co-pro­ducer Neeraj Pandey with folded hands to give the film to him

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Ac­tor Ak­shay Kumar (right) has said that his up­com­ing film, Toi­let: Ek Prem Katha, was of­fered to many other he­roes, be­fore it landed on his plate.

Di­rected by Shree Narayan Singh and co-pro­duced by Ak­shay and Neeraj Pandey, the film stars Ak­shay and Bhumi Ped­nekar. “The writ­ers brought the sub­ject to me. This script was do­ing the rounds in the in­dus­try for over four years. It went to a lot of he­roes... a lot of peo­ple, but no­body picked it up,” Ak­shay said at a re­cent event.

“I liked the film’s script and I asked Neeraj Pandey with folded hands to give it to me. Ear­lier, the film was named San­daas: Ek Prem Katha but later the ti­tle was changed,” he added.

The 49-year-old fur­ther shared that the film is based on a true in­ci­dent and is es­sen­tially a love story.

“The toi­let con­struc­tion just forms the back­drop. The movie is about Ke­shav and Jaya. It is based on a true story,” he said.

The film’s trailer re­ceived praise from Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi, who called it a com­mend­able ef­fort to pro­mote cleanliness.

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