Evergreen star Akshay Kumar has given numerous movies that had social messages in it such as Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Oh My God, Gabbar Is Back, and several others. The actor, in his next movie PadMan will also be depicting a character that can help the society to know the importance of sanitary napkins for females.
During the IFFI 2017 closing ceremony, Akshay Kumar opened up about the significance of movies and the social messages they give. As stated by a tabloid, Akshay told, “I think it is very important to do films that talk to people and give them a message in a commercial way. When I did Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, we commercially sent a message to each and every member of the audience that it is important for every house to have a toilet. We showed it in a comic way. We also showed a love story.”
He further said, “When a documentary is made, not many people watch it. So, I thought it is more important today than ever to do something for my country and this (making films with a social message) is the best way to do it. Since I am in the industry, I want to show people something new.”
The actor also told the kind of movies he would also like to do apart from such social message-driven movies. He told that he would like to work in a horror comedy. Akshay specified, “I really like horror comedy. I want to do a film like Bhool Bhulaiyaa. I want to work in a film like that. I am looking for a good script.”