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'Toilet Ek Prem Katha' director overwhelmed by Bill Gates' praise

Comments  Comments [ 0 ]    By IANS | 23 December 2017 | 4:00pm



Shree Narayan Singh, who began his career with a small insignificant totally-forgotten film, "Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai", in 2012 was virtually reborn in 2017.

"It was Neeraj Pandey who pulled me out of oblivion. Of course, I was proud to be associated with 'Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai'. It launched the acting career of the grandson of one of my favourite filmmakers Shakti Samanta.

"But the film flopped and I would've vanished if it was not for Neerajji. He invited me to assist him in all his films including his productions that he didn't direct," says Singh who is the second of 6 children born to a family in Uttar Pradesh.

When the producers decided to launch Singh as an independent director he got a choice of three scripts.

"But it was this one, the one that became 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' written by Siddharth and Garima that I immediately warmed up to.The story of a bride who leaves her husband when she got to know there's no toilet in her Sasural, resonated in my mind. Once Akshay Sir came on board everything fell into place," he said.

Prior to Akshay many of the A-list actors including Shah Rukh Khan had turned up their nose at a film about toilet habits.

Singh describes Akshay as a blessing.

"His dedication to making 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' is indescribable. He would be the first one on the sets even if we shot till 1 am on the previous night.Normally he doesn't shoot for more than 8 hours per day. But I only had to ask and he would be there for me, all ready and raring to go as long as I wanted him.He treated me like a child who needs nurturing. I don't know if I could've made this film without Akshay Sir.His passion and dedication are very inspiring," he said.

And now Bill Gates has tweeted in support of 'Toilet Ek Prem Katha'.

https://twitter.com/BillGates/status/943131655702691840

He said: "I am falling short of words. It's difficult for me to say this in mere words to express my gratitude towards Mr Gates for appreciating a simple film like TEPK. But it definitely gives me a big high hearing appreciation from someone like Bill Gates.I mean wow! Is Mr Gates aware of any other Hindi film?"

Shree Narayan's new film "Batti Gul Meter Chalu" about power theft featuring Shahid Kapoor in the lead, to be shot in Hardwar, promises to be as hard hitting as "Toilet Ek Prem Katha".

"Whatever I make would have to connect with the day-to-day problems of the working class. Baqi, sab Ishwar ke haath mein hai," Singh looks up in the sky..

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