First poster of Akshay Kumar’s Toilet Ek Prem Katha
Once upon a time there was Gadar Ek Prem Katha, and now there is Toilet Ek Prem Katha aka TEPK. As funny as its title may sound but this upcoming Akshay Kumar film is a satirical comedy you should watch out for. Directed by Shree Narayan Singh, the movie stars Bhumi Pednekar in lead role alongside Akki. Yesterday we rejoiced over the announcement of release date of the quirky venture, and today we do the same as the first poster has been released.
Painted in bright red, and with release date pasted at the bottom, the poster of Toilet Ek Prem Katha only adds to our anticipation. The red colours used in the poster gives it a very rustic and rural touch. Only closeup shots of Akshay and Bhumi – both dressed in traditional Indian wedding wear – catch your eye on the poster. Text above their pictures reads stree and purush, female and male in Hindi, and makes the poster go with the theme. Also, don’t forget to notice that the letter O in Toilet is a actually a toilet seat. Funny, right? If toilet humour is what makes you laugh, this poster will surely get you.
Akshay ’s Toilet – Ek Prem Katha is slated to face competition from Shah Rukh Khan’s next with Imtiaz Ali. Rumoured to be titled Rehnuma, the film will also be releasing on the same day as TKPK, that is on August 11, 2017. So far the only thing known about the story of Toilet Ek Prem Katha is that it revolves around Indian Government’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. And that is about it. But there are a several fan theories doing the rounds of internet.
One theory suggests that the plot will revolve around a woman who refuses to shift to her husband’s home after marriage, as there is no proper toilet. Her stern stand and actions compel an entire village to get a proper sanitation system. This story is inspired by true events. We have to wait till the trailer launch of Toilet ek Prem Katha. At a recent press conference Akshay had said, “He said, “I don’t plan anything. If I like a subject, I like the issue, I just bring it ahead and do the film.
Which is why I took up Toilet – Ek prem Katha. 50 per cent of people in India don’t have toilets. Isn’t that an alarming thing? I got a great subject. It’s a taboo thing to talk about. When I announced the name, many people called me asking why am I naming the film Toilet? It’s a real story. The biggest problem we have. Why not talk about it? There are 1000 children in India who die of diarrhoea everyday. It’s a thing I would request the media to write about it.”