Mumbai: Akshay Kumar has once again justified his ‘Khiladi’ label at the box office, giving another success with his recent release ‘TOILET: Ek Prem Katha’.
Already crossing more than Rs. 60 crores in just four days, the film is all set to enter the club 100 crore soon given the largely positive response from critics as well as the public.
After delivering three successes of 100 crore last year, Akshay is set to mark its second century of the year, following the success of ‘Jolly LLB 2’ earlier this year.
Twinkle Khanna, a former actress, writer and producer Twinkle Khanna, about the success of ‘WC: Ek Prem Katha’ relieving ‘constipation’ at the box office was described as a ‘cavue’ against the recent failures of Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ and ‘Tubelight’ respectively.
While Akshay had shared a fun video with Ranveer Singh to celebrate the success, the superstar has shared another video, this time with a more serious note.
In the video, Akshay says that before assuming the project, regardless of its success, wanted the issue of open defecation discussed in each home.
The film could also have worked its magic at the box office, but more importantly, it was uprooting the threat of outdoor defecation, he said.
Citing an eight-month report that 54 percent of Indians indulge in open defecation, he expressed satisfaction that the number had dropped to 34 percent and expected to be able to touch 0 percent soon.
He also stressed that he would not stop talking about the issue after the release and success of the film and his fight would be around.
He continues to thank all the critics, who could have said three negative points about the film, but also stressed a positive point, every government that has worked for the eradication of open defecation, and even people, who called him for propaganda of the Government through the film.
He said that the same people have also sounded whistles and applauded in the dialogues and be “taalis or gaalis”, the mission against open defecation was a success.
He also thanked his friend and neighbor Hrithik Roshan saying that people who have seen the film know why it is doing it and that would be a surprise to people who had not seen the movie.
He also thanks the film fraternity for his support, but also is excited towards the end of the video thanking his fans for giving him this happiness on the occasion of Independence Day.