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Akshay Kumar reveals how he got the film Toilet- Ek Prem Katha after other heroes rejected it


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After Airlift and Rustom, Akshay Kumar is coming with yet another content driven film, Toilet-Ek Prem Katha which is one of the highly awaited films of the year. The film also stars Dum Laga Ke Haisha actress Bhumi Pednekar as the film tells a love story in the backdrop of the national issue of open defecation and hygiene. The trailer has received a positive response from the audience. But, it turns out that Akshay Kumar wasn’t the first choice for the film.

In a candid conversation with media on Thursday, Akshay Kumar opened up about how he got the film after many heroes rejected it. Akshay Kumar revealed that the script was doing the rounds for four years and no one picked up. He said, “The writers brought the subject to me. I find it surprising that this script had been doing the rounds of the industry for over four years. It went to a lot of heroes, a lot of people but nobody picked it up. I liked it and I asked Neeraj Pandey with folded hands to give it to me. Earlier, the film was named Sandaas Ek Prem Katha but later the title got changed.”

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Directed by Shree Narayan Singh, Toilet- Ek Prem Katha also stars Anupam Kher, Divyendu Sharma and Sudhir Pandey in key roles. It is slated to release on August 11.