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This Is What Akshay Kumar Has To Say About Monthly Periods Of Woman

The National Award-winning actor, Akshay Kumar, along with his wife, Twinkle Khanna, is set to change perceptions in India through their film Padman that addresses the issue of menstrual hygiene.

Adapted from Twinkle’s story, “The Sanitary Man of Sacred Land”, which was featured in her book, The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad, she is also one of the producers of the movie.

Regarding the film Akshay said, “Whatever business this movie does, it doesn’t matter. What matters is people start talking and acting upon it. This is not a commercial film like Rowdy Rathore.

It has substance. I want parents to watch the film with their daughter/s, want young dating couples to watch it together and want people to talk about menstruation as normally as possible”

Akshay Kumar and Radhika Apte In Padman

And Akshay also has a confess to make. Continue reading.

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Akshay Kumar wants to continue with Padman what he started with Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. That film, produced on a budget of Rs 18 crore, took over Rs 200 crore at the box office, and according to the star, brought about a social change. He told Firstpost, that before Toilet… “there was 62% open defecation and post release, it is 33%.” He hops Padman can spark a conversation about menstruation.

“I am already victorious with millions and millions of people talking about Padman on social media, men discussing with other men and asking each other whether they watched the Padman trailer and that it talks about sanitary pads. I am glad they are talking, they should know,” he said.

Twinkle and Akshay with the social entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganatham 

The film, directed by R Balki, is based in part on the story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, an illiterate man who invented a low-cost machine to manufacture sanitary pads and brought about a wave of social change. But Akshay Kumar doesn’t think his movie is about a sensitive topic.

“Firstly, do not call it a sensitive issue,” he said. “It (menstruation) is a natural process of a human body. It is time to get rid of those taboos attached to it and it is time to treat the issue maturely. Also, women should not shy away from talking about the issue and certainly should not whisper about it.”

Amitabh Bachchan playing a cameo in Padman. In a blog post the veteran actor had written: “I work tomorrow… A shoot for R. Balki for the film he does with Akshay Kumar. A special appearance for a few minutes.”

Sonam kapoor and Amitab Bachchan In PadMan

Akshay said that India is mocked for its backward ideas about women’s hygiene. “Women told me that they used mud, burnt ash and dirty cloth to manage bleeding. It was shocking, it was horrifying. I met some foreigners and they laughed at us wondering we didn’t know what a sanitary pad was. Padman is an important film for our country. Nobody has ever made a film on this issue. Even in documentaries that I saw, sanitary pads are always hidden,” he said.

Akshay Kumar’s Padman will be in theatres on January 25, when it is expected to clash with Deepika Padukone’s controversial Padmaavati.

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This Is What Akshay Kumar Has To Say About Monthly Periods Of Woman


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