Akshay Kumar addressed the media via Skype at a press conference in Mumbai to celebrate the success of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. The social comedy, which released during the Independence Day weekend, raked in approximately Rs 95 crore in its first week, thereby ending the dry spell at the Box Office in India.
The film will be the fifth consecutive 100 crore grosser for Akshay Kumar, who has become another bankable star in the industry. While interacting with the media, when asked if he was expecting to score a double hat-trick with 2.0 in terms of consecutive 100 crore grossers, the superstar said,
“I can’t talk about 2.0 yet as there is still a lot of time for its release. I have not even seen that film but I will soon start dubbing for 2.0. I wish I could talk more about that film but I can’t help. But I hope even that does well.”
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In 2.0, Akshay Kumar would be seen in a negative role opposite Rajinikanth and the film is touted to be the costliest Indian film made yet. Director Shankar has shot the film in 3D and the producers have reassured the fans that they’d get a never seen before experience watching the film.
At the press conference, the superstar also gave a fitting reply to the naysayers who called Toilet: Ek Prem Katha a government propaganda. Kumar said that if a certain section of people believed that spreading a social message is a government propaganda, then he was happy to accept that his film is a propaganda.
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Apart from 2.0, Akshay Kumar will also be seen in Padman, Gold, Mogul and Battle of Saragarhi. The actor is currently in London shooting for Gold wherein he would essay the character of a hockey coach. The movie, produced by Excel Entertainment is slated to release during the Independence Day 2018 weekend.