Before watching the reel Keshav and Jaya, meet the real Keshav aka Akshay Kumar and Jaya aka Bhumi Pednekar in this special behind the scenes video from Toilet Ek Prem Katha.
Sharing the video on Twitter Akshay Kumar said,
“Before you see Kesav and Jaya’s unusual prem kahani on August 11, witness their epic off-screen chemistry”.
The co-stars are seen sharing some rib-tickling moments here with the video starting with how Bhumi was so excited to work with Akshay Kumar. You also see Akshay Kumar says (in jest) to Bhumi ‘Inhone pehle ek wazandar movie ki hai‘ (She has worked in a heavy film before).
TOILET: EK PREM KATHA is a satirical, quirky, humorous, light-hearted take on India’s open-air defecation issue, aiming to tug the hearts of every single lover, who is willing to go to any lengths for their beloved. It tells the real-life love story between Keshav from Nandgaon (Mathura) played by Akshay Kumar and Jaya from Barsana (Mathura) played by Bhumi Pednekar, whose love transcends across barriers of society and tradition but is challenged by the most unexpected hurdle, a toilet. Conflict comes knocking on the first day of their marital life, when Jaya leaves Keshav’s house for good, after discovering that there is no toilet. Distraught and desperate, Keshav sets out on a mission to win back his love- by battling against the age-old traditions, mindset and value system of his country.
Set against the backdrop of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative to improve sanitation across India, ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ (‘Clean India Movement’), TOILET: EK PREM KATHA is the latest statement of intent from Akshay Kumar in his bid to galvanise modernisation and equality in his home country. The film tackles the fundamental need to provide households across the nation with a functioning toilet to reduce open defecation in public, which is intricately linked to issues of women safety.
TOILET: EK PREM KATHA is directed by Shree Narayan Singh, best known for his work editing smash hits such as Baby (2015), M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016) and Rustom (2016), and co-produced by dream team Neeraj Pandey and Akshay Kumar himself. The ensemble of cast is led by Akshay Kumar, who is joined by Bhumi Pednekar (Dum Laga KeHaisha), Anupam Kher (Bend It Like Beckham, Silver Lining Playbook) – to condense a star-studded cast.
A revolution in the making, TOILET: EK PREM KATHA uses humour to educate the world and bring to light the issues surrounding sanitation and women safety in India.
Not to be missed, be sure to catch the film’s release internationally in cinemas on 11thAugust by Reliance Entertainment and KriArj Entertainment. And remember, don’t forget to flush!