New Delhi :
Akshay Kumar, who is busy promoting his upcoming movie 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha', has revealed that there is a special reason he chose to do this movie. The superstar stated that 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' is a story which needs to be told and this made him intrigues about the project.
Interestingly, the movie deals with the issue of open defecation in India and is said to be inspired from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan'.
Akshay, who can't stop gushing about 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha', asserted that he picked the movie because its story "needs to be told." He further asserted, "We are trying to address issues in films, with a dash of comedy, romance and action."
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The movie also stars Bhumi Pednekar, who is sharing the screen space with Akki for the first time and the 'Airlift' actor is all praises for her. The Khilad Kumar asserted that it takes a lot of courage to play a role which Bhumi has portrayed in the movie.
"It’s not an easy role to play. I think it takes immense courage to be filmed as she has been in the film. Some of the scenes have her pulling up her saree and squatting. These are difficult scenes to do," Akshay was quoted as saying.
Helmed by Shree Narayan Singh, 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' is slated to release on August 11.