The first song from Akshay Kumar‘s eagerly anticipated film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is out. The song ‘Has Mat Pagli’ shows Akshay Kumar’s character who is madly in love with Bhumi Pednekar’s character.
The film is inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and brings to the forefront the issue of inadequate sanitation facilities that plague the country.
The story follows Akshay Kumar, a country bumpkin who gets married to the independent and fiery Bhumi Pednekar. After their wedding, Pednekar discovers there are no toilets in his house and she has to humiliatingly travel a great distance every early morning to relive herself. Because of this, she sets him off to fight for bathroom rights in the village. The film is about how she compels Kumar to take on a political battle over sanitation rights.
The 2 minute song has Akshay Kumar following Pandekar around in what looks like an almost stalker-ish fashion. He hangs from a tree to gleefully take a picture, waits for her outside her house, follows her around till she gets home and then there is more secretly taking pictures of her.
Here’s the first song ‘Has Mat Pagli’ for Toilet: Ek Prem Katha that comes out on 11 August: