Bhumi Pednekar meets real-life Jaya from Akshay Kumar’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha on World Toilet Day. Watch video


And today, on World Toilet Day, actor Bhumi Pednekar who essays the role of Jaya in the film has shared some snippets from the time she met real-life Jaya i.e Anita Harre at her house. In the wake of true-life stories like this, India’s constant struggle towards becoming a country where sanitation is not a luxury become all the more important. #OpenDefecationFreeIndia 🇮🇳 part 1 pic.twitter.com/JGoaTghbiX
— bhumi pednekar (@psbhumi) November 19, 2017

#Anitanarre her husband collected money to build her a toilet.She knew her rights and fought for them 🙏🏻 #WorldToiletDay #ToiletEkPremKatha #OpenDefecationFreeIndia pic.twitter.com/A88HFZL2mQ
— bhumi pednekar (@psbhumi) November 19, 2017

The problem of open defection is a lot more than bad hygiene.It’s a threat to a woman’s security,dignity and health.#AnitaNarre showed courage,took a bold step and truly started a movement #OpenDefecationFreeIndia #ToiletEkPremKatha #RealJaya pic.twitter.com/nzNO0Cy0Pc
— bhumi pednekar (@psbhumi) November 19, 2017
And talking about how open defecation is not just a hygiene problem, but also a problem of women’s safety, she writes, “The problem of open defection is a lot more than bad hygiene.It’s a threat to a woman’s security,dignity and health.#AnitaNarre showed courage,took a bold step and truly started a movement #OpenDefecationFreeIndia #ToiletEkPremKatha #RealJaya.”
Watching the clips, we would like to take a moment to appreciate the change-maker that Anita proved to be with her struggle and how she inspired a film like Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. “#Anitanarre her husband collected money to build her a toilet.She knew her rights and fought for them 🙏🏻 #WorldToiletDay #ToiletEkPremKatha #OpenDefecationFreeIndia”

It’s #WorldToiletDay & our efforts to provide a toilet & end open defection should not stop.Educate people to say No to open defecation.Thats contribution enough.Access to a Toilet is your right not a luxury.Building a clean and strong India. Related News
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— bhumi pednekar (@psbhumi) November 19, 2017

On #WorldToiletDay sharing a snippet of my chat with the real life Jaya #AnitaNarre.She left her newly married husband cause he didn’t have a toilet & didnt return till he built one.Her courage inspired many. 2017-11-19T14:37:09+00:00″>
Updated: November 19, 2017 2:37 pm

Bhumi Pednekar shares snippets from the time she met with real-life Jaya from Toilet Ek Prem Katha. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
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Sharing part 1 of the video, Bhumi wrote, “The problem of open defection is a lot more than bad hygiene.It’s a threat to a woman’s security,dignity and health.#AnitaNarre showed courage,took a bold step and truly started a movement #OpenDefecationFreeIndia #ToiletEkPremKatha #RealJaya.”
She also shares a conversation with Anita where Anita tells her how she and her husband collected money for the toilet. Talking about this problem in the country, the film was a hard-hitting portrayal of reality by director Shree Narayan Singh.