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.

“Padma speaks about sanitary pads”

  • 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.

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  • 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, 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.

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  • From a very young age, we were taught our social responsibility towards our society and country.”
  • 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.
  •  In addition it will be released on 11th August 2017.
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