Much before its release, Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar starrer,’Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’, has been garnering huge popularity amongst its fans. The plot revolves around the life of a woman who leaves her husband because there is no toilet or hygienic sanitation conditions at her new home. She demands him to build a toilet and only then will she return to him.
Not many know that the upcoming film is based on national award-winning Tamil film, ‘Joker’.
The concept also propagates Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swacchh Bharat Abhiyaan.
‘Joker’ was directed by Raju Murugan and released in 2016. It tells the story of a villager who fights for the rights of his people and also builds a toilet for his new wife. According to sources, the producers of ‘Toilet — Ek Prem Katha‘ have paid a generous amount to the makers of ‘Joker’ and who have sworn secrecy to them.
“Although ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ is only partly similar to Joker, the producers nevertheless paid up to ensure no copyright allegations cropped up again. The reason why this source of origin is being kept a secret is because any film that is even partially a remake is not eligible for a National award. The producers of ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ want to pitch the movie very strongly for the National awards,” a source said.
The movie, ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ is slated to hit the screens on 11th August, 2017.