Post Toilet – Ek Prem Katha, is Akshay Kumar the new darling of the distributors?

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The success of Akshay Kumar-starrer Toilet – Ek Prem Katha has spread cheer for the distributors and exhibitors. The social satire came after the debacle of big-budget films like Salman Khan-starrer Tubelight, Ranbir Kapoor’s musical Jagga Jasoos and Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Jab Harry Met Sejal. The industry was desperate for a hit and Toilet – Ek Prem Katha performed exceptionally well, thereby bringing the industry out of a crisis.

What’s also interesting is it ranks as the fifth consecutive success of Akshay Kumar after Airlift, Housefull 3, Rustom and Jolly LLB 2. It’ll also be the fifth film in a row for the actor to cross the Rs. 100-crore-mark. So has Akshay Kumar become the new darling of distributors?