Akshay Kumar who isn’t one to shy away from speaking up about social issues, strongly believes that men need to understand menstrual hygiene for the women in their lives.
In the film ‘PadMan’ (2018), Kumar essayed the role of social entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented affordable sanitary towels for women all over rural parts of India. ‘Pad Man’ (2018) was based on wife Twinkle Khanna’s book – ‘The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad’, who also made her directorial debut with the film.
Reported on Pinkvilla, in a statement Kumar said, “With the world television premiere of ‘PadMan’, I am glad that the movie will reach every household. I would like to urge the audience to watch the movie with the entire family.” Further adding, “Every husband, father, brother, and son should understand the need of menstrual hygiene for the women in their lives and not treat her like an outcast during those days of her life. I want mothers to lead by example for their children. I want daughters to gain strength from vulnerability by learning from what their mother didn’t do.”
The film was directed by R. Balki, also starred Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Radhika Apte, will be premiering on television in India this week.