On an average, Akshay Kumar does four films a year. Almost halfway through the year, and he is already planning for the next.
According to an Absolute India News report, the superstar has apparently signed Neeraj Pandey's next, which is a satirical comedy and titled "Toilet â€“ Ek Prem Katha." The film focuses on Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
"Neeraj has been in talks with Akshay for 'Toilet â€“ Ek Prem Katha.' It seems Akshay has loved the script which has a right message. The actor has almost confirmed to Neeraj with who he shares an excellent rapport. If all goes well then the makers will make the announcement soon," a source told the daily.
Written by Garima-Siddhartha of "Goliyon Ki Rasleela-Ram Leela" fame, the comedy will be jointly produced by Neeraj and Shital Bhatia's Friday Filmworks and Abundantia Entertainment.
Meanwhile, here's a lowdown on the films Akshay has worked in/ is working on this year:
This Sajid-Farhad film is completed and scheduled to release on June 3. Akshay said it's an entertainment film, and that is its USP. He is positive that the film will do well at the box-office.
Akshay wrapped up the crime-thriller in April, after which he tweeted: "It's time to rest the cap coz its a wrap. Last day of #Rustom today, had a ball shooting this one! #mixedfeelings." Directed by Tinu Suresh Desai, the film is set to open in theatres on Aug. 12, same day as Hrithik Roshan's "Mohenjo Daro."
In this one, he plays a negative role, a flaky scientist who turns into a crow after a lab experiments goes awry. His look, conceptualised and designed by Rocky S, has been dubbed as scary across publications. He is up against Rajinikanth in this sci-fi action thriller.
From what has been reported recently, this film may have been delayed for the third time. Akshay and Sonakshi Sinha will reunite on celluloid for the fifth time after "Rowdy Rathore," "Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty," "Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara" and "Joker."