Akshay Kumar gets solo release for ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’

The pre-release battle for the extended ‘Independence Day’ weekend has a winner and it’s Akshay Kumar – on the strength of winning the clash against ‘Mohenjo Daro’ last year and a string of successful films like ‘Airlift’, ‘Rustom’, ‘Housefull 3’ and ‘Jolly LLB 2’ – who gets a solo release, even though his team announced their film months after Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ was confirmed.

‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ is said to be a film that’s close to Akshay’s heart and he has gone all out to promote it. It’s also based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, spreading awareness on cleanliness as the need for toilets across the country.

The makers are also trying hard to get tax exemption for the film, although it’s unclear if there will be a provision for it after GST comes into effect from July 1.

The countdown to the trailer – which releases on June 11 – has also begun. The countdown posters have helped generate curiosity.

With captions like “Lota Party Coming Your Way” and “Nature is not a Toilet” the social film is expected to get the government help in taking it to audience in every nook and corner of the country, especially at smaller centres.

Check out the posters of the film which Akshay is calling “Ek TOILET Revolution!”

Toilet Ek Prem Katha Poster - Akshay Kumar

Toilet Ek Prem Katha Poster – Akshay Kumar

Toilet Ek Prem Katha Poster - Nature Is Not A Toilet

Toilet Ek Prem Katha Poster – Nature Is Not A Toilet

Toilet Ek Prem Katha Poster – Swachh Azaadi

Toilet Ek Prem Katha Poster – Swachh Azaadi

The film is slated to release on August 11, which also stars Bhumi Pednekar opposite him. This is not the only film that has a direct connect with society. Akshay is also working on another film titled Padman, that is based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented low-cost sanitary pad making machines and spread awareness about menstruation.



  • Don’t think Toilet get good single screen despite solo, #JabHarryMetSejal will retain most a masterstroke of srk

  • believe me this movie will be the career defining movie of the akshay Kumar’s career!!! I think it will cross 200 crores!!!

  • No doubt that Canadian toilet is looking interesting, And getting solo release gives Canadian patriot to have a chance to collect huge. I hope Canadian Kumar get his first 150cr+ this time before 2.O releases next year. That movie will be huge for him anyways.
    Also the successful run of Canadian Kumar allows Srk to avert the clash which is a psychological victory for him as well.
    Something to cherish Canadian fans who made Bahubali & Prabhas their megastar.

  • I knew that if the clash would happen it would be a Dilwale-BM (Bigger opening for SRK, but lesser lifetime) scenario not a Don-Jaaneman scenario. TEPK will be high on content, while Imtiyaz is a crap director.

  • @Sky You are right but I Cant understand why SRK ran way.
    His semi hits open doubles and makes more lifetime in clash than Akki’s super hits

  • This film can be a blockbuster if its content will be Too good.Now film is also not clashing.Congrats to both SRK & Akshay .

  • Hahaha…. Global king aka Duniya ka sabse bada superstar runs away even in fear of Akki..

    #Too much funnn!

  • Now a days every star dominating SRK. First Hrithik restricted Raees business under 140, now akki was all set to show his real aukat but unfortunately King ran away.

  • It’s a loss for Akshay Kumar. He would have benefitted from the clash. With solo release now we will be looking at 60 Crores total domestic. Lol

  • @SKY aka tingu ke mangu fan, don’t worry. It’s not only this year something like this happened. In 2007, Akki’s Welcome thrashed Tingu’s TZP at BO. The Thug of Lilliput i.e. Xmas and Content dependent half actor didn’t win a clash against any A List actor.

    And yes, rotal Akki’s Nett in a career shorter than traitor Tingu = 3,000 Crores
    Tingu’s total nett in a longer career = around 1,700 Crises


  • HaHaHa….Srk don’t have guts to clash with Akki and his fans were dreaming that he will clash with Salman’s Sultan in 2016……LOL

    Bhag Srk Bhag…..


  • TEPK looks good on paper and with the help of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan it will get good release…..So its a huge chance for Akki to cross 150cr mark…..But movie should be good…..

  • Strange! Akshay kumar best movie collections can’t match Shah rukhs worst movie collection, yet indicine has contrary views! The way indicine are backing toilet since its launch, I feel there’s something else at play!

  • How can u say #TEPK is the winner here??it was a smart bussiness move by #Srk.if his movies content is good tht it can still do wonder on 2nd week with 2k screens.n dnt 4get #CE n #OUATIM2 partial clash too.

  • There is news that NH Studio is using Salman’s Tubelight to book Single Screen for JHMS for 2 weeks…….LOL Srk ka kuch Star power hai bhi ki nahi, he always use Salman’s Starpower to book screens for his movie…..In 2015 also he use Salman’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan to book screens against Bajirao Mastani…..And now again he is taking help of Salman…..

  • day by day i am getting more involved and intrested in this film.! what a concept, eagerly waiting for TOILET-epk. look like Akki-Neeraj combo is hilarious in bollywood. Srk and team avoided clash shows the strength of Mastermind Neeraj pandays marketing strategy. waiting for trailer!!! #TOILET- A revolution..!

  • What’s wrong with the people nowadays? They just can’t praise a person for his good move. Rather they will just praise their idols for whatever they do. Last time srk went for a clash even though kaabil was announced for that day much earlier. but the makers of kaabil sticked to that day and talked nonsense about srk although srk was silent all the time. the makers of kaabil could avert the clash easily by shifting their date coz raees was postponed several times.This time the makers of TEPK did exactly like Raees but in stead of barking, srk quietly shifted his movie to another date and let go of a big holiday for a much smaller film. now in spite of praising him, people are calling him a bhagoda. Can’t you realize how big a heart is needed for such a brave and kind move? Pathetic losers.

  • Srk ka thoda time kharab hai ..haha
    But good for both movies and srk preponed it so will get benefit in second weekend if its a good movie..

    Onto Akshay ..really looking forward to Toilet and Padman movie of his …

    I know d story behind inspiration of PADMAN …really a humble and a great guy …his struggle ..his story is great …and both these topics affect 50% of our population greatly ..(female toilets …and female hygiene) …waise proper toilets is an overall problem …..hope ds movie brings awareness and much needed focus on these issues and has d desired result .
    Kudos to makers and Akshay for giving his nod to dese projects.


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