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There's no point making a documentary: Akshay Kumar

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Akshay Kumar is a guest at the World Toilet Summit held in Mumbai on November 19. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has given good back-to-back hit films around love for the nation or highlighted social problems. This includes critically acclaimed films such as Padman and Ek Prem Katha Toilet. Akshay now has a strong opinion about commercial films that portray subjects with social relevance.

The actor felt people reacted to the films he made, with people like Padman and Ek Prem Katha Toilet, more than documentaries, highlighting social problems. "I personally believe there is no point in making a documentary. I have seen it several times in many villages, sorry to say, but no one reacted to it (documentary). People like to see commercial films. I consider myself lucky, who gets the opportunity to do commercial cinema and give people social messages in a very different way, "Akshay said.

"I am very proud to say that my film (Ek Prem Katha Toilet) has been displayed in every village by this government. I also want the government to show my film, Padman. Talking about pads is the subject of the biggest taboo, but I will make sure Padman is also seen by everyone, "he added while speaking at the World Toilet Summit at the World Toilet Day.

Look at some photos of Akshay Kumar at the World Toilet Summit in Mumbai:

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Akshay Kumar at the World Toilet Sumit. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

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Akshay Kumar and Prasoon Joshi at the World Toilet Summit. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

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Akshay Kumar talked about the importance of toilets throughout the country at the event. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

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The Akshay Kumar film, Ek Prem Katha Toilet, discusses open defecation and sanitation. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

This was his first collaboration with filmmaker Neeraj Pandey in 2013 with Special 26, which became the basis for Akshay to establish himself in the commercial film room with social messages at its core. What happened next was Holiday (2014), Baby (2015), Gabbar Is Back (2015), Airlift (2016), Naam Shabana (2017), Ek Ek Katha Toilet (2017), Padman and Gold, both of them this year, which made it flattered. as a poster-boy patriotic film.

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The actor continues to explore the genre as a list of upcoming projects including Kesari, which is based on the Battle of Saragarhi in 1897, and Mission Mangal, about the Indian Mars Orbiter Mission launched in November 2013.

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