Actor Akshay Kumar on Friday has drawn the attention of his country people regarding an important issue. The fitness freak of Bollywood on Friday has discussed some major problems causing due to absence of sufficient toilets in India.
The 49-year-old actor, who recently wrapped up shooting for his film "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha", took to Twitter to share a video in which he is addressing the issue of open defecation.
"I was not sure if I should discuss this with all of you as I knew many would think that this is just a publicity stunt for my upcoming film. You are right to think so. I am doing this film as I feel this topic needs to be discussed," he stated in the video.
Akshay encouraged people to build more toilets and expressed concerns about the consequences, especially poor women have to face due to lack of access to toilets.
"In a super power like India, many people, especially ladies cannot go to toilet when their body needs to because they don't have toilet in their homes and they need to defecate in open... I am scared women may have to face serious health issues as they are unable to go answer nature's call when the body demands, which may spread among children too."
The actor further urged people to help in building more toilets.
"We give donations in temples, gurudwaras, churches and masjids for blessings, can't we give 10 percent of that donation to build a toilet for the poor."
On the work front, Akshay is also busy doing the shooting of an upcoming film named 'Pad Man'.
Also starring Twinkle Khanna, the movie will shrink taboo associated with menstrual health.