The Bollywood actor said that Khatta Meetha is based on the ups and downs in the life of a common man. "Khatta Meetha is about life. Life is sometime on its highs and sometimes on its lows. Like in my life it's sometime up and sometimes down, sometimes 'khatta' sometimes 'meetha'. It's about a common man's life," Akshay said. He also said that the film is a political satire on the municipal and constructors in India, told through the life of a contractor Sachin Tichkule.
"Corruption in bureaucracy, that is the message and how a man, a common man who wants to go straight in his life, turns corrupt because of the corruption," he added. During the event Akshay highlighted that Khatta Meetha is a sensible film, backed by a well-structured script that caters to the tastes of the masses as well as the classes.
Akshay is paired opposite south Indian actress Trisha Krishnan, who makes her debut in Bollywood with this film. Like many other films of Bollywood director Priyadarshan, Khatta Meetha is a remake of his own Malayalam film Vellanakalude Nadu.
Khatta Meetha is scheduled to hit the theater on July 23.