Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar's 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' inspired Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates this year.
To end the year on a positive note, the 62-year-old, on Tuesday, put together a series of inspirational stories and tweets of things that happened in 2017.
He said, "There's no denying that 2017 was a really tough year... but it also delivered some amazing moments of hope and progress."
1/ There’s no denying that 2017 was a really tough year... but it also delivered some amazing moments of hope and progress. Here are some inspiring tweets that you may have missed…— Bill Gates (@BillGates) December 19, 2017
Talking about the flick, Gates praised the fact it had educated audiences on the crisis, which sees one in 10 deaths in India linked to poor hygiene.
3/ “Toilet: A Love Story,” a Bollywood romance about a newlywed couple, educated audiences about India’s sanitation challenge. https://t.co/TIRRmcamLy— Bill Gates (@BillGates) December 19, 2017
The movie deals with the menace of open defecation and is based on a real-life incident wherein a woman left her husband after finding out that there was no toilet in their house.
The flick is Akshay's eighth Rs100 crore grosser.