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Akshay Kumar’s Toilet Ek Prem Katha is about the shame and dangers related to open defecation

Directed by Shree Narayan Singh, Toilet Ek Prem Katha features Bhumi Pednekar opposite Akshay Kumar.

bollywood Updated: May 31, 2017 11:23 IST
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Akshay Kumar’s Toilet Ek Prem Katha is inspired by true events.
Akshay Kumar’s Toilet Ek Prem Katha is inspired by true events.(IANS)

Akshay Kumar has always been vocal about the safety of women in India. The 49-year-old actor, who will soon be seen in a film titled Toilet Ek Prem Katha, emphasised the importance of toilets in rural areas.

Akshay, in an interview with Bollywoodlife.com said, “I’m doing a film called Toilet. I feel very strongly about it, about women. Because I met few of the women in India, who have no other choice than to go to fields for open defecation. They go there and so much of problems happen. 54% India doesn’t have toilets.”

He further said, “I was reading somewhere, if open defecation stops completely in India, 30% of rape cases would come down. Because when they go in the fields and all, men are waiting there. This is what happens. It’s a very serious offence.”

Directed by Shree Narayan Singh, Toilet Ek Prem Katha features Bhumi Pednekar opposite Akshay Kumar.

The film is scheduled for release on August 11, 2017.