Web Desk (September 12, 2017): Toilet Ek Prem Katha has become Akshay Kumar’s lifetime highest grosser film with a collection of Rs 133.60 crore, as confirmed by director Shree Narayan Singh.
Till Friday, the title was held by Akshay’s 2012 film, Rowdy Rathore that also starred Sonakshi Sinha. While Toilet Ek Prem Katha is Akshay’s second film of the year after Jolly LLB 2, 2017 is turning out to be a super year for the actor. Both the films have crossed the coveted Rs 100 crore mark and have also been receiving appreciation from all corners.
While Bollywood has been suffering from a dry spell since a long time, TEPK’s success comes as a breath of fresh air for movie buffs. Director Shree Narayan Singh also confirmed the news on his Facebook timeline by sharing a screenshot of a note.
Talking to Indian media Shree Narayan Singh said, “I am overwhelmed with the response that Toilet: Ek Prem Katha has generated, it wasn’t expected at all, but I am very thrilled. This is my first film and the film collecting Rs 100 crores at the box office is a big achievement for me and the whole team. This success has brought in great amount of confidence in me for my future projects. I wish to continue doing good films with a strong message which can be appreciated by all.”
He further said, “I am on cloud nine, now that TEPK has turned out Akshay Kumar’s highest grosser. What more can any director expect as a response than this. He is a superb performer, he works really hard on all his characters once he is convinced about it. All his hard work has paid off finally. I can’t thank enough to Akshay kumar, Bhumi and the entire cast n crew for all the unconditional support rendered. Hope I continue to churn out films which would entertain the masses.”
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha deals with the issue of open defecation, a persistent problem in India. The plot revolves around a village man who tries to win his wife back by building a toilet for her. Not only was the film appreciated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it was also declared tax-free in a number of states. It also stars Bhumi Pednekar and Anupam Kher in the lead roles. Here are the day-wise collections of TEPK, as tweeted by trade analyst Taran Adarsh:
Day 1 (Friday) – 13.10 crores
Day 2 (Saturday) – 17.10 crores
Day 3 (Sunday) – 21.25 crores
Day 4 (Monday) – 12 crores
Day 5 (Tuesday) – 20 crores
Day 6 (Wednesday) – 6.50 crores
Day 7 (Thursday) – 6.10 crores
Day 8 (Friday) – 4 crores
Day 9 (Saturday) – 6.75 crores
Day 10 (Sunday) – 8.25 crores