Toilet Ek Prem Katha is a romantic comedy, not a documentary: Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar is gearing up for his upcoming release Toilet Ek Prem Katha. In a recent interview with Firstpost, the actor talked about this film and his upcoming projects.

Akshay works at a rapid pace however he has only two releases this year. Talking about it he said, “Are you trying to say that I am slowing down? Or are you trying to say that I’m lazy?” “I have completed Padman, 2.0 and half of Gold is completed. We have not been able to announce a release date for Padman yet. There is no date available, because we have so many releases,” says Akshay.

He was happy that the clash between Jab Harry Met Sejal and TEPK has been averted. “Everybody is happy when films don’t clash, but unfortunately there are only 52 weeks and  180 releases, so some clashes are bound to happen. And then, we also have films from Hollywood and the South,” he says.

Akshay also talked about TEPK. “I want to help people with the help of media and government. Even if you don’t want to write about the film, it is fine, but certainly write about the issue and what women have to go through. They have to walk three kilometres to relieve themselves. They wait for sunset and leave in a group, with the fear of rape. It is a huge issue and I am doing my bit with this film,” says Akshay.

However, the actor clarifies that Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is a romantic comedy and not a documentary. “I am not giving any message, it is only towards the end that it gets a bit serious. It has got loads of masala and action besides four to five songs. Toilet humour is also shown in a different way and along with that there is a true story,” he says.

Also starring Bhumi Pednekar, the film will release on 11 August 2017.

Via Firstpost

71 comments on “Toilet Ek Prem Katha is a romantic comedy, not a documentary: Akshay Kumar”

  1. Boom! ?

    For all those that were saying Shah Rukh Khan was doing the same old Romantic comedy, I suppose every movie has some message at the end!

    1. Believe it or not but frankly i m neither interested for jhms nor tepk.

      For both i vl wait for reviews nd then i vl decide. waiting for badshaho.

    2. Also in JHMS , 51 years old doing romantic movies.. By the way Akshay is 25 years old i believe as he is going romantic movie...

        1. @ utsav ..hahaha
          What is the difference between rom com and romantic comedy, u Mr.. what u said morons . :)
          Dats why Akshay took Canadian citizenship..what will.he do poor Akshay, if he has fan like Utsav..

            1. Hahaha yeh dekho gawar ko.telling rom com and romantic comedy r diff.hahaha.sadak chap thoda padhai kar le.akshay aur srk can take care of themselves

  2. Who cares about this film??
    August is filled with craps and flops..... Only waiting for TZH......Noone cares about flopstars like Akki, SRK, Tushaar Kapoor,Harman Baweja etc.........

    1. August is filled with excellent releases.
      1. JHMS
      2. TEPK
      3. Gentleman
      I m really excited .
      This year only 2 months have crap releases.
      1st was june which gave maha disaster tubelight nd second would be december which will give crap Tiger Zinda hai. I think after this 3rd movie will be Tiger Mar Gaya.

    2. Yrr ek baat hai waise sab dheere dheere sudhar rahe hai . Kahi log yeh samajh gaye hai ki fan war mein kuch nahi rakha par ye @being prem fan shayas kutte ki poonch hai
      Ise tubelight k disaster hone k baad bhi koi sharam nahi aayi . Abhi to december mein maza aayega. Jab Tiger Mar Jaaega.

    1. Acha to clash kisne Avert kiya . Akshay sir ne chatti thok k clash mol le liya. Par SRK ne darr k clash avert kr liya. Ab bol darpoook kon hai . Mai SRK ka hater nahi hoon . Par tujh jaiso ko jawaab dena zaruri hai. I hope dono movies hit ho.

    2. Shah Rukh Khan has returned the favour to Akshay Kumar for When he moved his release at chennai express time!

  3. TEPK is in a true sense universally appealing film. It has romance, social satire, humor, family values, desiness, masala and as Akki said in this article "action". So Toilet Ek Prem Katha is actually the first universal film of 2017..

    Akki was ignoring single screens since 2016 but now he is back there too.

    1. Universal..!! :D, only for India.. Hahahaha. A country where more than 55% doesn't have or don not want to use sanitation... Illustrious.

  4. To ab kya kahenge akki k fans tht toilet is not a rom com you all were bashing srk for doing rom com then whts this?
    I am a Srkian but also love Akki..lets not spread hatred some aamir fans are so stupid they are just spreading hatred.. We love both Srk nd Akki..don't create fanwar!
    It's a Request to all!
    Especially Parshya and roric you two guys plz stop yr we are proud of Aamir don't bash others plz!

      1. Pehle srkians hi bolte hai koi bhi post kholo fanwars srkians keep watch see hi hota hai

    1. Yrr yeh baat nahi hai . Dono movies achi hongi par gerne mein farak hai . JHMS ek typical rom - com movie hai . Par TEPK ek universally appealing rom - com hai vo bhi message k saath.

  5. FBO Prediction-
    A gentleman-8cr
    Judwaa 2-20cr
    Tiger zinda hai-45cr
    Lbo prediction soon

    1. Ab sun meri predictions :-
      TEPK - 18cr
      JHMS - 20cr
      Gentleman - 10cr
      Baadshao - 13cr
      Judwaa 2 - 14cr
      Golmaal 4 - 15cr
      Padmawati - 14cr
      Tiger ZH - 5cr

      1. I have given my opinion honestly without any hatred don't bring me in your silly fanwars, can you challenge me your opinion will come true, but wait and watch the actual collection will be in the range of my prediction
        U wanna bet me.

        1. Chal theek hai beta . Ab mard ki zubaan hui. Beta screenshot lele . Phir dekhi ki baap kon hai . Tu kehta hai ki TEPK 9cr kregi . Beta TEPK is se kaafi zyada kregi. Aur tu kehta hai ki TZH 45cr kregi. Beta yeh ho hi nahi skta. TZH 30cr bhi kr jaae to bahut hai.

        1. Beta this planet is earth but ur mind is of pluto . Golmaal is clashing with SS and usually movie pick up after diwali day . So 15cr is prediction considering mixed response to trailer.

        2. @housefull ur predictions are perfect . Leave this taran. Isko lagta hai shayad golmaal 1st day 30cr kr legi. For comedy movie with a clash 15cr is perfect . Lifetime would depend upon word of mouth.

        3. @taran bhai golmaal 4 se itna expect mat kr. Now a days comedy is not working . Nd also it is clashing . Golmaal 4 agar 15cr bhi kr jaae to excellent start hogi. Golmaal franchise Waise bhi housefull franchise se niche hai. Only golmaal 3 was good other 2 parts were average. Agar 100 cr bhi kr jaae to kaafi hai.

    2. Overall these look good. I will increase TEPK to 10 plus. Judwaa lower to around 17 cr. TZH lower to around 40 cr. These are hunches as we are yet to see the trailers which are very important for FBO.

  6. TEPK is in lines with Dangal...based on small towns...

    Should do huge..There will be holidays also. Dangal had no holidays-Because Xmas and New year both fell on Sunday......
    Speaks a lot about Aamir Khan's stardom.

    1. Hahaha kitna bata stupid idiot hai tu December ending se le ke January 2nd week tak school band rehte hai sb family vala jaata hai or Haan saal ka aakhri samay rehta hai to sb ghumta hai 20 Dec se le ke 2 Jan tak sb ghumta hai office me bhi utna kaam nahi rehta us vaqt

      1. @stfu

        bhai ese to summer vacation me 2 mhine k liye school collage band rahti h ....

        fir kyo Ab tk koi movie nhi chal payi , sirf BB2 ka alawa ??

        xmas to pichle 50 saal se h , sirf aamir ki hi movie kyo chalti h ??

        china me kya xmas tha ??

  7. ab sabhi haters aayenge or bolna shuru karenge ya krdia bhai at least give movie a chance release to hone do phir bolna. apni Hindi cinema ko band mat hone do these two movies are very important for our industry. so be ve fans don't show disrespect to others work.

  8. don't bash others hard work both srk and Akki are superb actors and important part of Hindi cinema. @bollyarena its a request to u write a article on the importance of these superstars and to stop fan wars.

    1. Akki is a glorified and most hyped star in the industry. Varun will break his opening day this year kahan k superstar?

        1. Dono film strong position pe hai..isliye sayad dono superhit hi....crossed fingers...????

      1. @taran I think u r an alien. Beta Akshay sir Superstar hai . Tujh jaise pagal k sochne ya na sochne se koi farak nahi padta. Beta Varun abhi bacha hai aur vo khud Akki sir ki kaafi respect krta hai.
        Tu jaa apne planet Pluto pe . There is no place for taran on this earth.

  9. Romantic comedy? Ab troll karo is film ko bhi haters. No wait, ab koi naya excuse le kar ayenge

  10. imtiyaz bhai when you are planning for JHMS returns....please make squeal JHMS is already bumper hit....

    1. Already bumper hit. Dr saheb Sunday ko kitni der tak sote ho. Abhi bhi neend me hi lag rahe ho. Jaag jao.

  11. Really now tepk is looking humongous it has chances to become Akki's highest grosser by a distance

  12. lol on srk fans compared crap romcom like JHMS with calss film like TEPK such morons fans basis

    1. O bhai fusss word mat bol . Tere lallu ki fusslight ki yaad aa jaati hai. Waah ! waise kya din tha 23 june. Us din eid pe disaster dene ka record banaya sallu bhai ne. What an achievement . Wow !

    2. Beta is baar christmas pe bhi bahut snow padegi. Phir Tiger Zinda Hai buri tarah flop ho jaaegi. Hahahaha poor salman fan .

  13. Now I am more excited for TEPk
    Because I love to watch love story movies and who wants to miss akki sir comedy
    Comedy king is back on aug11th

  14. @Sayer
    Should I ask @dishonest man?
    Bro never, who is interested in his essay
    You know what I think about tubelight and dangal
    Film like dangal should earn 40 crore on first day even that is less but did 29 crore ( film watched by audience more than 3 times again and again) and
    Tubelight ko to bnana nahi chahiye tha but did 20 crore ( rejected by even zabra salman fans and salman fans were sleeping in theatre, woke up by srkians during srk cameo) jokes apart but still did 20 crore this proves enough his stardom so I expect same from srk
    So @dishonest man can you see any difference idiot dangal( 100 star movie or tubelight 1 star movie)

    1. Bro Karan Singh, you are a sensible guy, why do you care about Dishonest Joker's long essays. According to him in 90's 1 year>>>7 years. 7 years of stardom>>> 25 years of Superstardom. So don't bother.

    2. tubelight has more screens than dangal. Dangal come in demonisation no promotion no hit music OPENING depend on only aamir stardom. HINDI MEDIUM has 100 star movie

  15. Day by day popularity of TEPK decreasing reason too early released trailer source almost all Bollywood site saying.
    Lets see how much it will do business.
    You have doubt ask to @bollyarena.

  16. TEPK will be great cinema.It is looking to be 125 cr movie but I hope it should cross 200 cr.Pratically 125 cr is min

  17. If TPEK will be good movie.... then it can win the best film for 2017 because it has social messages...... but for best actor do not think....because a superstar has acted brilliantly .... his outstanding performance will definitely allow him to grab the awards..... This year ...Indeed....starting with KAABIL, BAHUBALI 2,,,, TEPK and maybe Padmavatee..... these movies are good.....JOLLY LLB is one time watching....

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