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The story behind Akshay Kumar’s latest film, Toilet – Ek Prem Katha gained a good amount of attention way before its release, especially as it steered away from the kind of Bollywood flicks most of us are tired of watching. However, after its release, the film has been doing ever bigger rounds as it has broken all records amongst Bollywood releases this year.

Dealing with the issue of open defecation in India, the film has earned a whooping amount of Rs 83.45 crore, as of yesterday, while all other big budget films of 2017 did not meet expectations including Tubelight and Jab Harry Met Sejal, despite having the big Khan’s to their names.

Directed by Shree Narayan Singh, starring Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar, the movie is a political satire regarding issues of sanitation and lack of toilets in the rural parts of India and has gotten critical acclaim and raving reviews nationwide. In a video thanking his viewers, the actor stated that the 54% rate of open defecation in India has come down to 34% in just eight months, so not only is the film a good entertainer, it is also bringing about a huge change. Stay tuned for our Haute review, coming up soon!

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