Raising social issues in films is not propaganda

NewsBharati    21-Aug-2017

Mumbai, August 21: While Akshay Kumar's latest ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ is being termed a 'propaganda film' by some, the actor said that he sees nothing wrong in raising relevant issues through cinema.

“His film 'Padman' is about sanitary pads, and 91% women not using it because they can't afford it. To talk about such things isn't propaganda. You want such issues to be highlighted and talked about,” said Akshay in a press conference via Skype from London. 

"At a lot of places the government is screening it. In Haryana, the CM is trying to show the film to the head of villages. Even in some villages in UP, it is being shown. I just got to know even Doordarshan wants to show the film soon because they have a big reach," he said.

"My idea is to grab more eyeballs and not money. That was the whole idea behind the film," Bollywood star added.

‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ directed by Shree Narayan Singh, the film stars Akshay in the lead role of a man, who tries to win back his wife by building a toilet at his home. This movie is Akshay’s eighth film to earn more than 100 crore.