At Toilet: Ek Prem Katha's success celebration, Akshay Kumar tells why he will always be a commercial star

Akshay Kumar talks about the success of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and tells why a love story is important even in a socially relevant film.

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha has done well in its first week as the film raked in approximately Rs 96 crore at the Box Office in India. The movie is now racing towards the Rs 100 crore mark and thereby would emerge to be Akshay Kumar’s fifth consecutive film to breach past the coveted figure. To celebrate the success of the social drama, Akshay Kumar interacted with media via Skype wherein he revealed that he considered love stories to be very important in a socially relevant film.

The superstar also revealed that he attempts to get a lot of commercial elements in a script to make sure that the audience is entertained. He said,

“I had done a social film long back called Khatta Meetha but that didn’t work. It was about road construction but it takes time for people to get into the social kind of mood. I never make my film completely social as I often add a lot of commercial elements in the story. I make sure that there is a love story in my films. In-fact, to be very honest, I remember the love story more than the social aspect of the film.”

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Akshay further revealed that despite doing several socially relevant films, he would always prefer being a commercial star and is open to exploring different characters.

“I will always be a commercial star. If I get a commercial script and I like it, I shall do it. I want to try different films. I am playing negative lead in 2.0 followed by a sports person in Gold. So I am doing different entertaining films and please don’t put the label me as an actor who does only socially relevant films,” said Akshay.

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The actor is currently busy shooting for Gold in London. Produced by Excel Entertainment, the film is slated to hit the big screen during Independence Day 2018 weekend.