File photo of Bill Gates, of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as he gestures during a conversation with Indian author Chetan Bhagat (unseen) at an ‘All Lives Have Equal Value’ event in New Delhi on Sept. 18, 2014. Bill and Melinda Gates spoke of the experiences and values which shape their philanthropy and their commitment to reaching out to vulnerable communities. (Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says in a tough year like 2017, Akshay Kumar-starrer “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” emerged as one of the highlights for him.

The 62-year-old entrepreneur and philanthropist gave a 10-tweet rundown for the year that is nearing its end, sharing some of posts that inspired him in 2017.

“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,” Gates tweeted.

(L-r): Bhumi Pednekar, Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher in London to promote “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha.”

The business magnate shared a link discussing the importance of the Shree Narayan Singh directorial in addressing the health and hygiene issue which India continues to grapple with.

“‘Toilet: A Love Story’, a Bollywood romance about a newlywed couple, educated audiences about India’s sanitation challenge,” Gates wrote in the post, which was later retweeted by Akshay.

The film, released, Aug. 11, is based on the Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan, initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.