Web Desk: Actor Akshay Kumar stepped forward to sponsor a mobile toilet near Juhu beach, months after his wife tweeted a picture of a man defecating at a sea shore in Mumbai.
According to assistant municipal commissioner of K-ward, Prashant Gaikwad, the actor last week sent an application to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, in which he offered to set up the toilet by bearing its expenses.
“We welcome his initiative and installed the toilet near the Juhu beach four days ago. The actor bore all the expenses, Rs 10 lakh, for setting up the portable toilet,” he added.
“The mobile toilet can be used free of cost. If anyone comes forward to maintain it, then the facility can be provided on a pay-and-use basis.”
Akshay’s wife Twinkle Khanna, raised the issue earlier on twitter. She stated, ‘Good morning and I guess here is the first scene of Toilet Ek Prem Katha part 2.”
One morning, she spotted a man defecating in the open. Khanna’s post had coma a month after the city was declared open defecation free.