- Akshay Kumar spoke about menstrual hygiene
- PadMan features Akshay, Sonam and Radhika in the lead roles
- PadMan is produced by Twinkle Khanna
"It is unfortunate and I am ashamed to say that 82 per cent women in this country have no access to sanitary pads and they are mistreated," said Akshay.
Pad Man, which is produced by Akshay's wife Twinkle Khanna, is a biopic on Arunachalam Muruganantham, the inventor of low-cost sanitary pad making machines.
"Menstruation is not a sensitive issue," says Akshay. "Firstly, do not call it a sensitive issue. It is a natural process of a human body. It is time to get rid of those taboos attached to it. It is time to treat the issue maturely. Also from the women's end, they should not shy away from talking about the issue, and certainly should not whisper about it," IANS quoted Akshay Kumar as saying.
The Toilet: Ek Prem Katha actor feels that the way festivals like Holi and Diwali are celebrated, people should also "celebrate when a girl meets with her puberty".
Directed by R. Balki, PadMan also features actresses Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte. The film will hit the screens on Republic Day.
(With inputs from IANS)
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