Toilet: Ek Prem Katha should be made tax free, says Pahlaj Nihalani
Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani is in all praises for actor Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’. According to him, the Swachh Bharat inspired film should be made tax-free in the country. On Thursday night, he watched the trailer of ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ and also shared a picture of himself with Akshay. The CBFC chief seemed to be awestruck by watching the trailer. He tweeted on his Twitter account:
"Watched trailer of Akshay Kumar's 'Toilet Ek Prem Katha'. Based on true incidents, it promotes Swachh Bharat. Should be made tax free. Super hit," Nihalani captioned the image.
The National Award winning actor also took the time to reply to his appreciation.
"Thank you so much Pahlaj ji, that's very kind of you."
Not only did he appreciate the film trailer and the motive behind it, but Nihalani also lauded the choice of films Akshay does.
"Your choice of subjects have been extremely good. You are touching diverse social subjects to create positive change in society. Kudos and keep up," he wrote.
Akshay's "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" is reportedly inspired by the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Recently, a major clash of this year which involved Akshay Kumar’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Jab Harry Met Sejal has been smartly averted. Call it a judicious move by Imtiaz Ali and King Khan, Jab Harry Met Sejal is slated to release on August 4 while Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is scheduled to hit the screens on 11th August, a week ahead.
Popular Bollywood critic, Taran Adarsh announced the news on his Twitter handle. Not only this, he also expressed his views on the matter. He supported the decision saying that the members of showbiz should support each other.
A love story with a satirical flavour, the movie is directed by Shree Narayan Singh, and produced by Aruna Bhatia, Plan C Studios and Abundantia, and presented by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and KriArj Entertainment. It will be the first time that Akshay will be featuring in a film with the "Dum Laga Ke Haisha" star Bhumi. The project also marks Akshay and actor Anupam Kher's 20th film together.