Akshay Kumar’s upcoming Toilet – Ek Prem Katha is about the shame and danger associated with open defecation, and the need for better toilet facilities, especially for women.
“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. … When I heard about the real story of how a women 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.”