New Delhi: Many people still remember Amitabh Bachchan's chronic constipation problem in his last film ‘Piku'. The disease gave much trouble to him throughout the movie. It left her on-screen daughter Deepika Padukone exasperated in the movie.
It seems our lawmakers took the movie quite seriously and realised that the disease is really a big problem. An MP from Tamil Nadu A. Arunmozhithevan today asked a question in Parliament that sought information on how many people suffer from chronic constipation in India.
Minister of State in Health Ministry Shripad Yasso Naik replied that there has been no nation-wide survey to determine the number of people suffering from the disease.
The AIADMK MP asked whether there is a lack of awareness about the disease and if the government has taken any step to create awareness about it.
The government clarified that health is the prerogative of the State government.
Naik added that the patients suffering from constipation can avail treatment from relevant departments of the state run facilities.
Piku, which was released in May portrayed the life of a constipation ridden patient and how it causes a trouble for him and those of his family. The film starred Deepika Padukone in titular role. Irrfan Khan was also seen playing an important character in the film.