Puri: World renown sand sculptor Sudarsan Pattnaik has made an emotional appeal for making Bollywood starer Akshay Kumar’s thematic movie “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” tax free in the entire country.
In a tweet message, Sudarsan has urged State Governments across India to make the film tax free as it talks about the importance of toilets in every household and sensitise people on open defecation.
“Toilet Ek Prem Katha” featuring Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar throws light on the importance of hygiene and sanitation in rural zones The movie was released on August 11.
“ToiletEkPremKatha will be released today; I appeal States to make d film tax free. Hope d movie will bring changes in our society. #Swachhta”, Sudarshan tweeted.
Sudarshan who is also the brand ambassador of Swacch Bharat Mission’ in Odisha, had earlier created a sand sculpture captioned ‘Use Toilet, Keep The Environment Clean’ at Puri beach this month which was drawn the attention of Akshya Kumar. The entire unit of the “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” had appreciated Sudarsan’s message through his medium.
“Thank you for spreading our message so artistically,” Akshay Kumar had tweeted.
Sudarshan argued that as the movie has a social message and stresses on the importance of use of toilets, it is necessary on part of the state governments to promote it and make the movie tax free.
Making the film tax free will draw maximum audience to theatres which will go a long way in sensitizing people especially the rural masses against open defecation.
Actor Bhumi Pednekar has also thanked Sudarsan for his appeal.