Akshay Kumar’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha has been in the news ever since its trailer was launched. The movie touches upon the issue of open defecation in rural areas. People have applauded Akshay Kumar and the makers of TEPK for taking up this social issue and weaving it into the plot of an entertaining romcom.
Today, I’ve found another reason why Akshay Kumar should be praised for Toilet: Ek Prem Katha.
The first song of the movie, Hans Mat Pagli is out, which, in Akki’s own words is a “love song” about the protagonist's unique romantic story.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) June 28, 2017
And he’s quite right because the song features all the boxes a guy should tick if he wants to woo the girl of his dreams.
Sit creepily outside her house.
Follow her around on the bike.
Take her pictures slyly. Has she given you her consent? Do you care? NO!
Basically, stalk her.
Are you, perhaps, thinking that this isn’t love but harassment?
Listen, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is a great movie. It talks about the issues, man.
And he’s not really harassing her, is he? He’s just watching her constantly from a distance, and then making sure other men don’t do exactly what he’s doing. And anyway, in the end, the girl seems to enjoy his behaviour, so much so that she ends up marrying him.
Totes a great message to send to Indian public, yaar.
And, just btw, Pahlaj Nihalani approved this.
A few days ago, Ram avataar and India’s most sanskaari man, Pahlaj Nihalani, was in the news for objecting to the word “intercourse” in a trailer of Jab Harry Met Sejal. He said he’d approve it if he got 1 lakh votes from married people above the age of 36.
I mean, it makes sense, doesn’t it? Humans are not a result of intercourse. It’s not a thing. God comes and places babies delicately in hospital beds beside their mothers.
And, obviously, stalking is normal and acceptable. Why else would the censor board approve Hans Mat Pagli and the trailer of TEPK, which also had glimpses of Akshay Kumar stalking Bhumi Pednekar?
There’s nothing wrong with it, as many people will tell you in the comments’ section of this article.
What matters most is that Akki sir has opened self-defence classes for girls (as one enlightened Twitter user pointed out to me), which means he could never do anything that adversely affects women’s rights in India, geddit?
P.S. Are you laughing at the sad state of Bollywood’s films? Hans mat pagli, sycophants aa jayenge.