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Padman is not about box office - R Balki

Padman is not about box office - R Balki

Actress-producer Twinkle Khanna says women should not use menstruation as an excuse to go on a leave.

Akshay Kumar has managed to generate lot of buzz about his upcoming film Padman which is a story of Arunachalam Muruganantham.

Twinkle first got in touch with Arunachalam Muruganantham, the man who provided cheap and organic sanitary napkins for rural women, regarding one of the short stories in her book titled The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad. I felt so empowered and inspired and I wanted to do the challenge too, but at this time everyone had thrown away the opened pads and I continued to bleed through my clothing. Kumar convinced his wife to turn the story into a feature movie with the goal of improving women's health in India. Gayatri is averse to the idea of using a sanitary pad because of its high cost, which prompts her husband to come up with a low cost sanitary napkin of his own.

Pad Man will be released in theatres February 9. Looks like Akshay Kumar is set to break records with Pad Man! Even Hollywood hasn't made a film on such a topic. "I talk to people about it now and I feel for the cause". Directed by R Balki, the film has been adapted from Khanna's book, The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad, which was inspired from the life of Muruganantham, a Tamil Nadu-based social activist who revolutionised the concept of menstrual hygiene in rural India by creating a low-priced sanitary napkins machine.

Considering the taboo that still exists in India - periods are rarely talked about, even behind closed doors - the film is shining a much-needed light on the issue of period poverty for millions of women around the world. He says, "We had taken some local actors for the shoot and they had to hold a sanitary pad in their hand for a sequence".

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Padman starring Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte is hitting the floor at the same time, when previous year issue of menstrual hygiene was in discussion for various reasons. The challenge came close on the heels of the release of Pad Man.

Besides Varun Dhawan, his best friend Arjun Kapoor will be stepping into the shoes of Akshay Kumar for the sequel of Namastey London and the actor recently said that he admires the superstar for his film choices.

A senior executive told the daily about the denial of the NOC, "Well, you know how the mentality is in our Asian men towards periods and they don't want to discuss this as it's a taboo". "It is an entertaining film, and people will not feel uncomfortable while watching it with their families".

"We want to create a conversation about periods in households across the country, whether it's in the vehicle or over the kitchen table", she asserted to India-West.


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