Entertainment

Build small toilets like phone booths - Akshay Kumar

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar on Monday urged the Maharashtra government to construct toilets in every nook and corner on the lines of the now defunct telephone booths to make the state open defecation free.

Speaking at a conclave 'Transform Maharashtra' as part of the 57th Maharashtra Day celebrations, the actor urged Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to construct small toilets and create an app to inform people about their locations for optimum use.

He recalled an incident of how a woman sought divorce from her husband as his house did not have a toilet and urged all men that if they want to get married they must ensure a toilet at their homes.

He called for changing the mindset of people about the reluctance to have a toilet in the house where food is also cooked and pointed out the immense problems the women encounter.
Kumar recounted a dialogue from his upcoming film, 'Toilet - Ek Prem Katha', "Agar biwi paas chahiye, to ghar mein sandaass (toilet) chahiye" to a loud round of applause even as dignitaries like industrialist Ratan Tata smiled.

Hillary Clinton's upcoming TV project provokes criticism

Washington : Hillary Clinton is coming up with a television project titled 'The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote'.American filmmaker Stev...

Shahid reveals why team 'Arjun Reddy' is now complete

New Delhi : It's confirmed! Bollywood actor Kiara Advani is all set to star opposite Shahid Kapoor in the Hindi remake of Telugu blockbuster 'Arjun Re...

'Village Rockstars' director hopes to inspire northeastern filmmakers

New Delhi : Assamese director Rima Das, whose film 'Village Rockstars' has been selected as India's official entry to Oscars 2019 for the Best Foreign...

South Africa selects 'Sew the Winter to My Skin' for 91st Oscars

Washington : South Africa has selected 'Sew the Winter to My Skin' as its entry for the 'foreign language film' category at 91st Oscars.Written and Di...