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Akshay Kumar has played the hero to countless damsel in distress throughout his career but this time he had to rescue his wife. Last year Twinkle Khanna had posted a snide remark about public defecation and was trolled and slammed for being insensitive towards slum-dwellers who have no access to public, in her defense she had given a clarification stating that there was a public toilet just minutes away.
Her post read, “Good morning and I guess here is the first scene of Toilet Ek Prem Katha part 2 #WhenYourWalkGoesDownTheToilet”
Showing his full commitment to the film TOILET- EK PREM KATHA, Akshay has funded a row of bio toilets to be installed for the public on Juhu beach.
It was reported in Times of India that the toilets funded by Akshay Kumar may not completely solve the open defecation issue but it will surely reduce it and a couple of more toilets will make Juhu and Versova beach free from open defecation.
Akshay Kumar has teamed up with Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray and has spent around the sum of 10 lac Rupees for the bio- toilets. Assistant Municipal Commissioner, K-West ward, Prashant Gaikwad, said “The toilets have bio-digester so there will be no stink. The toilets will bring a lot of relief to not just the local slum dwellers, but also to visitors.”
BMC had launched a campaign to curb the issue of open defecation and according to their data the city had 117 major open defecation spots which they claim have been dealt with.
It is nice to see actors take initiative and make their art a part of their life and bring about a change that can immensely help the city and lead by example for the rest of its citizens.