- "Akshay portrayed Arunachalam Muruganatham in his style," said R Balki
- "Akshay portrayed Arunachalam Muruganatham in his style," said R Balk
- Akshay Kumar's PadMan released today
Speaking about Akshay being the lead actor in the film, Mr Balki said, "The biggest commercial element in PadMan is Akshay Kumar and he knew what he is getting into because I make a certain kind of films with a certain language of making it."
Mr Balki, who was at the panel discussion 'Say No To Stigma And Taboos Period', at the Indian Merchants Chamber (IMC), Mumbai, also said, "We all know Akshay Kumar is a huge star and a good actor, but I think he is a magnificent actor. Most people make a lot of fuss about theories of acting, schools of acting and intellectualized cinema, he doesn't do anything that's why he is a lot like Muruganatham," IANS quoted him as saying.
Talking about the mission behind making a film like PadMan, he said, "It's not a film intended for people, who know about menstrual hygiene, but for those who are not aware and still need to be including both women and men."
The film has received humongous support from celebrities nationwide, who participated in the "PadMan Challenge" and shared their photographs holding up a sanitary napkin to spread awareness about menstruation hygiene.
Deepika Padukone, Aamir Khan, Alia Bhatt, Parineeti Chopra, Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma among a host of others accepted the "PadMan Challenge."
Take a look at some of the pictures from "PadMan Challenge"
PadMan is a film with a social message - menstrual hygiene in India - based on a short story from Twinkle Khanna's book The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad, which was inspired by the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a Tamil Nadu-based entrepreneur. Twinkle Khanna has also produced the film.