This film is a satirical comedy film about PM Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a governmental campaign to improve the sanitation conditions in India, with emphasis on the reduction of open defecation in public areas, especially in the rural areas of India.
Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar are in lead cast. Recently Akshay Kumar posted a picture that showed him helping in digging his first toilet in Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh. This is quite a cool initiative from Akshay Kumar, who has been quite socially conscious in recent times.
During promotions Akshay Kumar goes on to tell people to build toilets in their houses and expresses his concerns about the disadvantages that the poor, especially women, face in India due to lack of sufficient toilets.
While speaking to India Today, Actor Anupam Kher talked his role “I play Bhoomi’s grandfather, who is a very liberated person in this village where everyone else is very narrow-minded. Bhumi and he are on the same page. He feels that there should be a toilet for women in the village, and that they should not go for open defecation”.
At one of the event Akshay Kumar said “If people want to see their country clean and healthy, they have to begin from their home and family. To keep the country clean, it is important to keep our home free from dirt”.
Actor Akshay Kumar says the research work for “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” has opened his eyes towards the plight of women who have to go to open fields to relieve themselves. Stressing on the importance of personal hygiene and health, the actor says keeping the house clean and health of one’s family on priority is first step towards attaining the dream of “Swachh Bharat“.
While building a toilet in the village also helps the social cause of ‘jahaan soch, vahaan souchalay’, the move also promotes his upcoming movie in the right way. Let’s hope Akshay’s efforts don’t go dow the drain when Toilet- Ek Prem Katha releases.
Source: Wikipedia, Bollywoodlife, India Today