As Akshay Kumar’s film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha does wonders at the box office, it is his wife and author Twinkle Khanna who is the happiest person right now. The actor took to Twitter and commented on how the film has been able to end the long wait for a box office success. Twinkle wrote, “So even the box office needed this Toilet eventually to break free from its constipation-#ToiletEkPremKath Hit Hit Hooray!”
The film has been able to earn Rs 50.25 crore over the first weekend of its release. According to trade analyst Ramesh Bala, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha has been able to mint, “Fri 13.10 cr, Sat 17.10 cr. Sun 20.05 cr * Total: ? 50.25 cr.”
Earlier, before its release, Twinkle gave her verdict on the film. She wrote, “Saw #ToiletEkPremKatha and loved it! Very proud of Mr K-It’s a highly entertaining and equally important movie!”
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, starring Akshay and Bhumi Pednekar, narrates the story of a couple who struggles to motivate people to build a toilet in their homes and stop open defecation, which leads to many ailments and is also a reason for the increasing rape, especially in villages. The story is based on a true life incident where a bride leaves her husband because the latter does not have a toilet at his home.
Post Toilet, Akshay would resume work on R Balki’s directorial PadMan based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who is famously known as Menstruation Man. The film marks the debut of Twinkle Khanna as a producer too, under her banner of Mrs. Funnybones productions.
Films are a medium of storytelling rather than a project of financial investment, aver Abhay Chopra and Juno Chopra, the young grandsons of late legendary filmmaker B.R. Chopra, who have backed the forthcoming Bareilly Ki Barfi.
They say they are following in the footsteps of their illustrious grand father by supporting good stories to bring a change in cinema. Bareilly Ki Barfi, a romantic comedy featuring Ayushmann Khurrana, Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Sanon, is directed by Ashwini Iyer Tiwari. Its trailers exude an atypical vibe. Asked about what made them choose a film which is far from the formulaic, Juno told IANS here, “We have inherited supporting a good story, so we have that instinctive nature and gut feeling to go for it if we like the script. If you look at our production house B.R. Films’ work, we always supported stories that deserved to be told.”
Deepika Padukone, who is experiencing the best phase of her career, earned laurels with her Hollywood debut xXx: Return of Xander Cage, but it could not manage to bring in her first Hollywood award. The actor, who was nominated under many categories including Choice Action Movie Actress in the Teen Choice Awards 2017, has lost the title to Gal Gadot, whose Wonder Woman did wonders at the box office earlier this year.
And it is not just Deepika but her Bollywood contemporary Priyanka Chopra too could not garner an award. Priyanka was nominated under the category of Choice Movie Villain in which she was competing with Charlize Theron, Elizabeth Banks, James McAvoy, Javier Bardem and Luke Evans. Eventually, the Baywatch star lost to Luke Evans.
See the complete list of winners below.
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Chris Pine – Wonder Woman
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