Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Vinod Kapri, who received the National award for his documentary “Can’t Take This Shit Anymore”, has taken a positive steps towards Swachh India, pledging to build toilets in rural area of Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar with the prize money.
Joining Swachh India Cleanathon campaign with ambassador Amitabh Bachchan which aims to get people to pledge their time to join the clean-up drives across India through the year, Kapri announced: “The amount I have received as a token of appreciation from government for my work, I pledge to build toilets with the amount of money.”
Kapri’s promise was welcomed by Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan who were also present at the show and expressed that this kind of initiative deserves “a round of applause”.
His Bollywood debut film “Miss Tanakpur Hazir Ho” had also received great reviews from B town which included Amitabh, director Rajkumar Hirani and National Award winning director Madhur Bhandarkar.
The film starred actors such as Annu Kapoor, Om Puri, Sanjay Mishra, and also featured Ravi Kishen, Rahul Bagga and Hrishitaa Bhatt.