Akshay Kumar on stalking in Toilet Ek Prem Katha: It’s wrong but I can’t show all the good things only

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Updated: July 27, 2017 6:54 pm

Toilet Ek Prem Katha actor Akshay Kumar justified his character’s lining. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd In films there are many things that are shown, here my character, Keshav, was trying to take a photo of Bhumi’s character, Jaya. Akshay said, “It is just a character, and that’s it. Related News
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Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is an upcoming Indian drama with a social message. Today when he was asked to react on the criticism the song brought to the film, Akshay justified the character’s lining, saying that it was important to show stalking for Keshav’s transformation. This is wrong, but I can’t show all the good things only, right?”
Anupam Kher, who is also in the film, added, “To show good in the character, sometime you have to show the bad too, the transformation is very important. @MCGMswm pic.twitter.com/qBJxpAjy7n
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 27, 2017
The film is also being widely discussed at a national level because Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had appreciated the trailer. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is a love story in the backdrop of the national issue of open defecation and hygiene. The film is directed by Shree Narayan Singh, and co-produced by Akshay Kumar and Neeraj Pandey. However, when one of the songs from the film, “Hans Mat Pagle”, was released, it was criticised for showing Akshay Kumar’s character, Keshav, stalking and trying to click a picture of Bhumi Pednekar character Jaya without her knowledge, in the film. When a scribe questioned Akshay if he will have a special screening for the Prime Minister, he said, “I’d love to.  
The character becomes completely different by the end of the film.” Saying this, all actors on the podium called out stalking to be wrong. With the real crusaders of change, BMC’s clean-up marshals at @ToiletTheFilm‘s press conference today.