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Akshay Kumar Not Only Huge Star, Also Magnificent Actor: PadMan Director

Akshay Kumar Not Only Huge Star, Also Magnificent Actor: PadMan Director

It's an unlikely scene in deeply conservative India: A hugely popular Bollywood male star grinning widely as he holds up a sanitary pad and talks of menstrual hygiene. She could have been a well-wisher helping him achieve the larger things but the story succumbs to typical Bollywood standard of making at least one lead actor fall for another. "There should be awareness on menstrual hygiene among men as well", he said.

Although the marketing for Pad Man doesn't look problematic at first. While many appreciated this move, some called it a marketing gimmick. Neeraj Pandey, too, had to postpone the release of his film Aiyaary from February 9 to February 16, leaving an all clear ground for a solo release for PadMan. ABVP is well known for its violent anti-minority and anti-feminist views. The revolution that follows...from spreading menstrual hygiene, to empowering women, to starting mini cooperatives, to a vision of making India a 100% Pad using country, to accolades, to global glory and to a final resolution of his personal life, makes the rest of the feature "PAD MAN". With kind words for the movie, Mallika criticised stars supporting Pad Man challenge on Instagram. The discussions were taking round for putting the sanitary napkins, in the category of luxury products for taxation. A source says, "In the past Salman has promoted many of his fellow actor's films even when he was not asked by them".

The solution of "have-pad-will-solve-menstrual-problems" is simplistic, and yes, patriarchal. The campaign was wildly successful with 17Mn people participating, but more importantly, helping to raise $115Mn.

"But I read the script and I was also on the sets to guide them".

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The subject of menstruation and menstrual hygiene is rarely, if ever, discussed openly in Indian homes. In a country where people aren't even educated about menstruation and constantly buy into myths about it, educating people against taboos should be the first and foremost priority. However, Gayatri expresses her shock over the pads' expense and feels reluctant to use them with the taboo surrounding the natural process. Sonam makes quite a late entry in the narrative, but adds charm to every frame she inhabits. This is an extremely inspiring story. Just like other superheroes, Arunachalam battled the social evils associated with the use of sanitary napkins.

I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that the audience is evolving - people and in particular the young people out there, are making their voices heard, and are becoming more aware and socially conscious. It takes away the credit due to grassroots activists and workers.

A host of celebrities promoted Pad Man by accepting the Pad Man challenge.


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