Akshay Kumar who is known for making social films is gearing up for upcoming film, ‘Toilet-Ek Prem Katha’ and his next film ‘Padman’ directed by R. Balki, he spoke about the root of his inspiration he said, ‘I am surrounded by women and I get my inspiration from them.’ at a press-meet on Thursday.
Akshay when asked about his new film Padman and where he found inspiration for it, he said, “At my home, I stay with my Wife, my sister, my mother in law, my daughter and my wife’s grandmother. We all live together. I am surrounded by women and I get my inspiration from them.”
He further added, “They keep talking about it. Even a film like Padman, which speaks about sanitary pads, which is a huge taboo subject. It’s very sad that 90% of women in India don’t use pads because they cannot afford it. They tell me such stories and it just opens all the gates for inspiration.”
When asked about the possibility of the film Toilet-Ek Prem Katha being tax-free, Akshay said, “We have filed the documents necessary to request for tax exemption. Viacom has submitted the form for it. We have requested for the film to be tax-free, but we haven’t received any word yet.”
Bhumi Pednakar was asked about the reason was choose content driven film with heavy messages, even her debut film Dum Laga Ke Haisha also had a message to pass to the public, to which she said, “I feel I am extremely lucky, it’s very rare to get the chance to be part of such inspiring films. I think the kind of person I am I have grown up in a very socially aware environment. From a very young age, we were taught our social responsibility towards our society and country. So naturally, I have an affinity to choose films that are entertaining but at the same time have some sort of a message and to leave some sort of an impact on the society.”
Toilet Ek Prem Katha directed by Shree Narayan Singh is co-produced by Akshay Kumar and Neeraj Pandey.
The film starring Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar is a comedy film and a governmental campaign to improve the sanitation conditions in India. The film will be released on 11th August 2017.