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National Film Awards: Twinkle Khanna Writes She Was 'Dissuaded From Making PadMan'

"Sometimes you start with good intentions and good luck follows. Period," wrote Twinkle Khanna

National Film Awards: Twinkle Khanna Writes She Was 'Dissuaded From Making PadMan'
Twinkle produced Akshay's PadMan (courtesy twinklerkhanna)
New Delhi:

Twinkle Khanna, star of many talents, launched her production house Mrs Funnebones Movies last year and debuted with Akshay Kumar's PadMan, which just won the National Award for Best Film on Social Issues. Twinkle's excitement spilled onto Instagram as she celebrated the big win with two heart-felt notes, sharing how she was discouraged from making a film on pads and menstruation. "A journey that started five years ago with columns about menstruation, then writing about Arunachalam Muruganantham in my second book and finally PadMan. A number of people dissuaded me from making a movie about pads and today Mrs Funnybones Movies' first production wins the National Award :) Sometimes you start with good intentions and good luck follows. Period. #PadMan #NationalAward #TheWorkGoesOn," reads one of her Instagram posts.

In another post, Twinkle specially thanked the entire team along with entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented low-cost sanitary pad making machines to spread awareness about menstrual hygiene in the rural parts of India. PadMan is based on the Mr Muruganantham's life story features Akshay as the protagonist: "A big shout out and thank you to the people that this movie truly belongs to. Arunachalam Muruganantham, thank you for being you! A big, big hug to my friend the amazing R Balki who directed this wonderful film, my greatest support Akshay, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor who were both fabulous! A big day for all of us."

Soon after the National Film Awards were announced on Friday, Twinkle and Akshay had this adorable Twitter exchange:

Sonam Kapoor, who co-starred with Akshay in PadMan, celebrated the win like this:

Here's what Arunachalam Muruganantham had shared earlier:

The Secret of Success..... Any thing you want to do good for the world... start from your wife... Everything started from my wife... from a small village in Coimbatore.. now it has became global... first start with your family, your village, your city, your state and then global... Do the change young people, don't worry if you do something small in a village- do it well, show the change and create impact, the world will recognise you... See, a biopic, "PadMan" based on my life has own the "National Award" by Government of India for Best Film on Social Issues.... this will create more awareness on Menstrual Hygiene.... Congrats to Twinkle Khanna, Akshay Kumar, Balki and whole crew of #PadMan for this award!!!

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Akshay Kumar won his first ever National Award in 2017 - he won Best Actor for Rustom.

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