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Bollywood tackles toilet tribulations

China Daily | Updated: 2017-08-12 09:12

MUMBAI - Bollywood may be famous for its blingy song and dance numbers, but a new movie released on Friday deals with a distinctly less glamorous subject - India's chronic lack of toilets.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made building more toilets a key priority in the country of 1.25 billion people, around half of whom still have to go into the fields to answer the call of nature.

Campaigners estimate that nearly 200,000 infants die every year due to infections spread through open defecation, which they say also puts women at risk of sexual assault.

Bollywood tackles toilet tribulations

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