Bollywood star Akshay Kumar says he is interested in reaching out to a greater number of people with his upcoming film “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” than on garnering box office business.
Want to lower the ticket prices
- He says the distributor has applied for tax exemption for the film.
- During the trailer launch of the film on Thursday, when asked that after “Rustom” and
- “Airlift” crossed the Rs 100 crore mark at the box office, whether he was looking forward to
- minting more moolah, Akshay said: “I am interested in more eyeballs than the box office collection.
- “In fact, I wish the ticket price of this film to be low so that more people can go and watch the film.
- So, my concern is to make people aware of the issue.
- They should go and watch the film rather than (we) count on the box office collection.”
- Asked about if they will make the film tax free, Akshay said: “So far there is no confirmation,
- but yes, the Viacom18 people (the distributors of the film) applied for tax exemption. Let’s see what happens.”
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- “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” which stresses on the importance of sanitation.
- Once known as Bollywood’s action star, Akshay has of late moved into movies with social relevance.
- But he says he doesn’t believe in having any image.
- “I don’t want to have any kind of image. I just want to keep on trying everything.
- When I entered the industry, people called me an action hero.
- “I just want to keep on trying different things,” said Akshay, who received a National Award for his performance in “Rustom”.
- Akshay also pointed out that though his film “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” is set in the rural milieu,
- it is more relevant for the urban crowd than rural people.”
- The film also stars Bhumi Pednekar and Anupam Kher.
- It is releasing on August 11.
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