Salman Khan was roped in as the brand ambassador for Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)’s campaign against open defecation last year. Recently, the actor got 3,000 toilets rebuilt in a Mumbai slum. Salman along with BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta and other civic body officials visited Aarey Colony situated near Mumbai’s Goregaon area for this purpose.
“It feels good, but it’s just a beginning. I think there are 3,000-plus houses where each house has six to eight people. So as many existing toilets were there, we just rebuilt them and gave them water connection,” Salman said. “In 3,000-plus houses, there were only 36 toilets. So there is a lot of scope. We will get permission to make toilets in their houses, given that they have space in their houses,” the 51-year-old actor was quoted by IANS as saying.
It should be mentioned that Salman has got the toilets rebuilt from his own pocket, earning praises from the BMC boss. Last year, he had joined hands with the BMC to combat open defecation. As part of the campaign, the actor had promised the BMC of five mobile toilets and persuading the people to refrain from defecating in the open.
Met commissioner& officials at BMC office.Soon going to share info about d work, all of them do a thankless job which is fab,Appreciate them pic.twitter.com/eM0Znsv6cQ
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) December 17, 2016
Meanwhile, Salman Khan’s close friend Akshay Kumar is featuring in an upcoming film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha that deals with the issue of open defecation. It also features Bhumi Pednekar, Sudhir Pandey, Divyendu Sharma and Anupam Kher in pivotal roles. Watch the trailer here.
Salman Khan is currently promoting his upcoming film Tubelight that releases on June 23. He shares the screen space with Sohail Khan, late Om Puri and Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub. Directed by Kabir Khan, the film marks the Bollywood debut of Chinese actress Zhu Zhu.
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