Last year, Akshay's wife Twinkle Khanna was trolled on social media for posting an image of a man openly defecating at Juhu Beach.
Akshay Kumar helps build bio toilets at Juhu Beach, wife Twinkle delighted
Mumbai - 03 Apr 2018 17:00 IST
Actor Akshay Kumar was praised for taking up the issue of open defecation in his film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017). The film was a success and a year on, Akshay has not lost sight of the cause.
Last year, Akshay's wife Twinkle Khanna was trolled on social media for posting an image of a man openly defecating at Juhu Beach, which is at walking distance from their residence. Taking cognizance of the matter, Akshay, aided by Shiv Sena leader Aditya Thackeray, helped built bio toilets on the beach.
1. I found the timing ironical with ToiletEPK's release and the OD free certification-If you see the sardonicism in it-fine!If not-so be it pic.twitter.com/LH6IoyKeDF— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) August 22, 2017
As reported by The Times of India, Akshay is said to have donated Rs10 lakh for the cause. The toilet has six seats, three each for men and women, and a separate row of urinals. To address the problem of foul smell, the toilets have bio-digesters so there will be no stench. Earlier, the beach was said to have just one public toilet.
Khanna thanked her husband and Thackeray in her inimitable style.
“I don’t know if we are a perfect match but his big heart does match my big mouth :) Thank you @AUThackeray for making this possible! #WalkTheWalk,” tweeted Khanna.