Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has praised actor Akshay Kumar’s support to the Open Defecation Free (ODF) programme of the central and state governments.

Earlier this month, Akshay, who is working on a movie titled “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha”, took time out to dig a toilet in Khargone Madhya Pradesh.

Chouhan on Monday night shared a a few photographs of himself along with Akshay and captioned: “Appreciate Akshay Kumarji’s support to ODF program of Centre and MP Govt. His contribution will inspire the youth for Swatch Bharat Mission.”

Akshay re-tweeted Chouhan’s comment and thanked him for the compliment.

“Thank you Sir, for your kind words and commendable efforts towards the mission,” Akshay tweeted on Monday night.

Akshay’s “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” is reportedly inspired by the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The film’s poster was launched on social media on Thursday. The film also stars Anupam Kher and “Dum Laga Ke Haisha” famed Bhumi Pednekar.

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