Akshay Kumar became the reason of smiles on the faces of villagers in Satara’s  Pimpode Budruk in Koregaon Taluka when he helped the people solve the water crisis in the area. The village is one of the areas in Maharashtra in a severe water situation and the danger of drought looms large. The actor was shooting in Satara for his upcoming film with Karan Johar, Kesari when during his conversations with the locals, he learnt about the water scarcity and how it is affecting them from leading a normal, comfortable life.

Akshay decided to do something about the situation and act immediately. He took a break from his shoot and took up digging up huge pits which can help in rain water harvesting and the collected water can then be put to used throughout the year. He was joined by the villagers who were happy to receive help from the superstar. According to sources, the actor also donated a sum of Rs 25 lakh to the villagers to help them towards the cause of becoming self dependent when it comes to water.

Interestingly, Aamir Khan has already been working towards addressing and finding solutions to the water crisis in various areas in and around Maharashtra through his NGO/NPO, Paani Foundation. In fact, so engrossed is the actor in the work that he has devotes all his off duty time in working for the cause. He also revealed during a recent live chat with fans that he hasn’t signed any film after Thugs Of Hindostan and is not coming up with a new season of TV show Satyamev Jayate since he wants to reach more and more drought hit regions in Maharashtra.

Akshay Kumar captured digging water pits in a village in Satara

AKSHAY KUMAR SATARA KESARI

After Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar has joined the cause of making a village reeling under the threat of drought self sufficient in dealing with water crisis. We only hope that the awareness reaches far and wide and more influential people join the cause. Incidentally, Akshay took up social causes in his recent films Toilet Ek Prem Katha and Padman and now, he is participating in changing the social situation by being on the ground. Earlier this month, the star helped built bio-toilets worth Rs 10 lakh at Mumbai’s Juhu beach.