Akshay Kumar's PadMan to release in Russia - Deets inside

Saul Bowman
February 6, 2018

Akshay Kumar is already receiving appreciation for his film Padman, even before its release due to its content. I didn't have enough money, but now I can. Pad Man, releasing that day, aims to raise the curtain on all myths, taboos and beliefs around periods and menstrual hygiene, which have held women and girls back from empowerment for centuries.

Akshay Kumar is proud of his coming film "Pad Man" - a film highlighting awareness on menstrual hygiene. Mr Muruganantham took the initiative to provide better menstrual hygiene conditions for the women of his family and those who could not afford sanitary pads. People always make documentaries but they don't want to make commercial films because they want to shy away from the issue. The R Balki film has started with its promotions with a bang and the makers are making sure that other B- town members are also included in this work. The story is inspired from the life of Muruganantham, a Tamil Nadu-based social activist who revolutionised the concept of menstrual hygiene in rural India by creating the low-priced sanitary napkins machine.

PadMan is based on "The Sanitary Man of Sacred Land", a short story from Twinkle Khanna's book, The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad.

Needless to say Twinkle was inspired by the story which was than made into film by R. Balki. The other day I was sitting in my vanity van and I heard two-three guys discuss the film. Akshay Kumar has left no stone unturned to promote the movie.

Do you think the #PadManChallenge will help take the discussion on menstruation forward?

The movie also features Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in lead roles.

The social media wave has created a stir and is thought-provoking as well.

"Second, if we can make people talk about periods, that would make a lot of difference and third, it's high time that people understand that menstrual hygiene is of utmost importance".

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