Versatile actor Akshay Kumar, who recently received National Award for his film Rustom, tries to give social message through his films. Now, Toilet Ek Prem Katha actor Akshay, has come up with a perfect solution to bring down the rape percentage in India.
Talking about his forthcoming film Toilet Ek Prem Katha, Akshay said that defecating in open is a shameful act and should be stopped in India.
Akshay believes that women go to defecate in open field are generally targeted by men, who waits for them over there and this is how most of the rape cases occur in India.
“When I heard about the real story of how a woman, stood by her ground. She got married to a guy and she realised that he doesn’t have a Toilet at his place. And she asks for a divorce. For just one Toilet. Just one Toilet and I think that woman is unbelievable for standing her ground. It’s not about the toilet, it’s about the shame you go through. I was reading somewhere, if open defecation stops completely in India, 30 percent 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. A very serious thing. But I’ve made the whole story in a funny way. I’ve not made it into a preachy thing,” Akshay said in an interaction with Bollywood Life.
Akshay who is not leaving any stone unturned for the success of his next film Toilet Ek Prem Katha, said he has done a lot of research for his film.
He 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 percent of India doesn’t have toilets. They all go in the fields. Not that they don’t have the money or government is not giving them. Government makes it for them but the whole belief is that they would defecate outside and feel more contempt. That’s the most stupidest thing I’ve ever heard but that is the belief they have. And in that, women go through a lot. That is why I felt like making this film.”