Toilet: Ek Prem Katha - Akshay Kumar motivates people to create change in 'Toilet Ka Jugaad'
That Akshay Kumar's upcoming film with Bhumi Pednekar, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, is not shy when it comes talking about open defecation and the lack of sanitation facilities is hardly a secret. But now, the makers of the film have taken this a step further with the latest song 'Toilet Ka Jugaad', where Kumar urges people to help him curb the problem by undertaking 'jugaad' and working towards ensuring that each house has an accessible toilet.
The tone of the song, sung by Akshay Kumar himself, is a lot like a public service announcement, but that hardly comes as a surprise, considering the film's publicity strategies and subject matter. The video opens with the line, "India leads the world in open defecation" and continues giving the viewer facts about this issue.
The basic idea of the song is that despite having made scientific and cultural progress, flying to the moon and creating 3D films, a majority of Indians still defecate in places other than toilets. We're told about the dangers that this situation poses to women, especially. Kumar even goes on to say that if people have gotten used to and are comfortable with this lack of privacy, they should also stop wearing dhotis.
In the video, we see Kumar's character Keshav visit the offices of several bureaucrats. There are also scattered shots of random men relieving themselves in the open, and you can hear Kumar asking how long they will continue to do this.
Directed by Shree Narayan Singh, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is slated to release on 11 August.
Watch the song here: