Akshay Kumar’s indisputable superstardom has gone to another level after the trailers of his forthcoming film Toilet Ek Prem Katha made its way into the virtual world.
The message of toilets for rural households has not only impressed the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Government has decided to implement an entertainment-tax exemption in all the BJP-run states.
An unnamed source from the government says, “Akshay’s work towards building a better India through his films is evident in his recent films. After seeing the trailers and teasers of Toilet Ek PremKatha it is very clear that this superstar doesn’t look upon cinema as mere entertainment but a tool of social reform. We feel he’s the best messenger of social reform and progress in Bollywood right now.”
Another highly placed source from the government says, “The message regarding open-air defecation and how damaging it can be to a woman’s selfesteem was driven home again by the ghastly incident that happened in Rajashtan.”
On 16 June Rajasthan’s Zaffar Hussein, a CPI (ML) member and activist, was allegedly beaten to death by civic officials after he objected to them taking photographs of women defecating in the open.
Apparently there is move in the government to show Akshay’s ToiletEk Prem Katha at the highest and lowest levels of municipal administration.