Akshay Kumar, who has emerged as box office king these days, is now gearing up for his next TOILET: EK PREM KATHA. The subject of the film is very sensitive as it talks about defecation and sanitation. Akshay Kumar is leaving no stone unturned to promote the film and make people aware that toilet is important in any part of the world.
After talking about the need of toilet at various places, Akshay Kumar’s film is in sync with the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, recently launched Swachhathon — Swachh Bharat Hackathon.
Akshay, who has interacted with various groups over the Swachh movement, says, “The youth is here to make a difference, they are all about improving and empowering. It is good to see and hear how many great young and professional minds are setting about making the change.”
Speaking further he says, “This isn't a cause just for villages. There are students, especially girls, who have to drop out of schools purely because of the lack of toilets and sanitation. It's so sad that in this day and age hygiene is a major concern in this country, and that we are losing out on women becoming more educated for reasons beyond their control.”
As for lending support to making a movie that revolves around the cause, he sums up, "This film isn't just about preaching 'you should have a toilet, go make one'. The story encourages to teach elders and backward societies that having a toilet is not taboo; it will not only keep women safer and more comfortable, but most importantly, it will save lives. People don't understand the number of children that die every year from fecal diseases because of lack of toilets and sanitation. This film is not the answer. It is merely a stepping stone to the change that's needed."
Kudos to Akshay Kumar for his initiative.