Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar walked 21 km on a treadmill to understand the plight of women who have to walk that long to get water in rural villages.
Netizens slammed him for elitism and fake feminism. Some even referred to Chetan Bhagat, who had waxed his legs to "understand" women.
akshay kumar walking on treadmill to understand the plight of village women carrying water long distance— cat person 🌺 (@sadelokeshi) January 26, 2021
chetan bhagat waxing his legs to understand women
For #MissionPaani , Akshay Kumar walked on a treadmill for 21kms to understand the plight of women who travel long distances to fetch water.— Khader Pathan (@KhaderPathan1) January 26, 2021
I think it's the greatest stunt he has ever pulled off because I've never seen a spineless man walk that far 🤣
He joined hands with Network18 for 'Mission Paani Waterthon' and walked on a treadmill for over 21 km to get this condition of women.
In rural areas, women have to walk for over 20 kilometres, sometimes for hours together to get clean water for their families.
The government has been working on several initiatives to provide water to them easier and to spread awareness.