“Jab Shah Jahan apni Mumtaz kay liye Taj Mahal bana sakta hai, tho kya main apni biwi kay liye ek sandaas nahi bana sakta?”
(When Shah Jahan can build the Taj Mahal for his beloved Mumtaz, can I not build a toilet for my wife?)
That’s it. Now the whole story of ‘Toilet-Ek Prem Katha revolves around this concept of establishing a washroom in the house of Akshay Kumar whose wife is not fine with the norms of the society that asks women to pee outside their homes before the sunrise. Keshav and Jaya are from two villages near Mathura, where at least 80% of households are maintained without any access to lavatories. Conflict comes knocking on the first day of their marriage, when Jaya leaves Keshav’s house for good, after discovering that there is no toilet in the home. Distraught and desperate, Keshav sets out on mission to win back his love by battling against the age old traditions, mind-set and value system of his country.
Akshay Kumar was not the first choice of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha screenwriters. Sharing with media persons about how the film happened to him, Akshay said, “The writers brought the subject to me. I find it surprising that this script had been doing the rounds of the industry for over four years.” Sharing with media persons about how Toilet: Ek Prem Katha happened to him, Akshay today said, “The writers brought the subject to me. I find it surprising that this script had been doing the rounds of the industry for over four years. It went to a lot of heroes, a lot of people but nobody picked it up. I liked it 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 got changed.” Well we all know this well that Akshay is very well popular due to his flexibility in acting and this is yet another experiment in his life. So it is no surprise that he chose to work for this movie. The actress Bhumi Pednekar herself seemed to do a great job because she lost a great amount of weight and that was an amazing thing to be observed. She molded herself perfectly well and it is a finest thing to see. So we are all waiting for the release of this movie which is on 11th of August. We hope to find this movie giving out a strong message to people about proper sanitation because there are p-laces in India where this is still a major issue. Well then, let’s hope for the best!