Toilet Ek Prem Katha : Akshay Kumar talks about Toilet still taboo in India

Toilet Ek Prem Katha : Akshay Kumar talks about Toilet still taboo in India
Written by Priyanka sarangi

Toilet Ek Prem Katha is a movie which has grabbed the attention of the people and created a buzz on the social media due to the theme on which it is being made. The movie revolves around the story of a couple who get separated instantly after marriage due to the absence of toilet in the house. The movie also focuses on the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan of Narendra Modi which aims at social hygiene and cleanliness.

Akshay Kumar did a lot to promote the movie with the aim to change the mindset of the people in India as at this 21st century still there are many urban and rural areas where toilets are not build and people go for open defecation which harms our environment. He even got appreciation from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking such a good initiative. Recently, the actor in an interview told the media that talks on toilet are still taboo in India. I remember when I had to say a dialogue in the film which is, ‘Ab biwi ghar aaye na aye, sundaas to laakar hi chhodunga is gaon mein’, people were thinking again and again if I should say it or not. But as an individual, I think it is necessary, I mean everybody goes to the toilet then why to be shameful of that. However, he feels hopeful that things will change.

Our youth is very strong-minded. They understand the necessity of using the toilet. Some people are starting to talk about it, which is a great sign. It means awareness has been created as it is all about mindset.  In places where the actor have gone, he heard people saying, ‘We don’t do it (defecate) in the same house where we cook food’. “But how can they openly defecate on the field, from where the food is coming? Government is doing its part (by sanctioning public toilets). People should also take a step. Considering the fact that the film industry is going through a rough patch and that footfalls in theatres are decreasing, Akshay was asked if ticket price is one of the reasons for that. He said: “But then regional films and Hollywood films are doing well. If the ticket price is not affecting their business, then why ours? Maybe content is responsible then.”

Talking statistically, the actor said that he got to know from a research statistics that one child dies every five minutes in our country because of open defecation.  Akshay Kumar does movie on the intensity of the issue and now as this movie was very interesting so Akshay Kumar did it. The movie has been directed by Shree Narayan Singh, the movie also features Bhumi Pednekar, and is releasing on August 11.

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Priyanka sarangi

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