Chennai: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth’s upcoming film Kabali has to be one of the most avidly awaited films of the year, and government organisations are making sure that they channel the frenzy surrounding the movie toward a good cause.
According to a report in The Times of India, the Puducherry government has offered residents of Sellipet panchayat free tickets for the film Kabali if they construct toilets in their homes.
The state government took this innovative step after they found that out of the 772 households in Sellipet village, 447 did not have a toilet, which meant that almost 58 percent of the residents were defecating in open spaces.
BJP leader and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi who was recently appointed as the Lt Governor of Puducherry, tweeted that the government’s innovative idea was working.
Recently, the Puducherry government drew up a ₹120-crore plan to build toilets for over 55,000 households in the union territory under the Swachh Bharath Abhiyan scheme.
Kabali, directed by Pa Ranjith, also features Radhika Apte, Dhansika, Dinesh Ravi, Kalaiyarasan, and John Vijay in key roles, along with the Taiwanese actor, Winston Chao.