A few films in the recent past where we saw Akshay Kumar playing a sort-of patriotic (proud of being an Indian) character, there was buzz that people have started calling him the contemporary Manoj Kumar!! Probably Akki's NAMASTEY LONDON was the seed of the thought. Now years after NAMASTEY LONDON, Akshay's quite a few movies have been associated with a so-to-say nationalist ideology and taking pride in being an Indian. And it does not end on his reel appearances, but he is seen taking it forward in real too on a few occasions. Well, whether reel or real, we like it. Akshay's influence is so contagious that it cannot go unnoticed.
Guess this could be a reason for either Akshay to select his films or the filmmakers thinking of Akshay in a particular character and design their films. Now, it seems the wave of patriotism is being extended in becoming the flag bearer of the Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's pet project – Swachch Bharat Mission. Akshay Kumar will be seen in two movies releasing in the near future that talks about sanitation – TOILET: EK PREM KATHA & PADMAN. While one seems to be on the theme of the campaign against defection in the open, the other is about generating awareness about traditional unhygienic practices around menstruation (more common in rural areas). With Akshay Kumar leading both the issues, it seems the message will be loud and clear