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Salma Hayek wishes luck to Akshay Kumar for 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha'

12 August 2017, 01:39 | Myron Mathis

A still from the film 'Toilet Ek Prem Katha'

A still from the film 'Toilet Ek Prem Katha'

The film follows the story of a newly Wednesday couple played by Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar who live in a small town. The film released in 3000 screens across India and in 590 screens overseas. According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the movie performed well post afternoon.

Witnessing a moderate box office clash with latest Bollywood movie 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' in domestic arena, Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar starrer Hindi offering showcased excellent performance on opening day. The film received positive reviews from the film critics along with the impressive ratings, the film is generating so much positive buzz. The film even has a big advantage of a public holiday on Independence Day, (15th August) and a partial holiday of Pasi New Year on 17th August.

Toilet-Ek Prem Katha is a satirical comedy-drama. The film starring Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar in the lead roles, the film also featuring Sana Khan and veteran actor Anupam Kher. While Airlift had collected Rs 11 crore net approx (Rs 110 million net approx) and Jolly LLB 2 had collected Rs 12 crore (120 million) net approx on its first day. Shree Narayan Singh makes his directorial debut with the film. In the film, Akshay plays the role of Keshav who is Wednesday to Jaya (Bhumi).

Based on the social issue of open defecation, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha hopes to spread awareness about healthy sanitation.

The film which opened in the box office without any competition did well on the first day with 30-35% occupancy in the theatres during the morning show.

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