- The PadMan challenge was initiated by Arunachalam Murugunantham
- Twinkle Khanna tagged Aamir Khan, who completed the challenge
- A twitter user slammed the challenge and said it was "hypocrisy"
In 2015 I started writing about menstruation in my columns, 2016 I wrote about @murugaofficial in my book and 2018 I am producing Pad Man -just to bring the timeline into perspective for people who look for the negative in every initiative! #PadManTalkshttps://t.co/U4BDpPjDfS— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) February 3, 2018
This is an epic example of how celebrities can do anything to promote their Film. Where were you ma'am ? Why this so called awareness only before your own produced movie ? Hypocrisy at its best form.— Palash Chatterjee (@Palash87) February 2, 2018
The challenge was initiated by Arunachalam Murugunantham, the subject of PadMan, which is headlined by Akshay Kumar. Mr Murugunantham started a chain tweet tagging Twinkle Khanna (the producer of PadMan), Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor, who in turn tagged three of their colleagues. So far, Twinkle's trio - Aamir Khan, Shabana Azmi and Harsh Goenka - have completed the challenge. Akshay Kumar tagged Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone and Virat Kohli out of which only Alia has posted a picture of herself holding a sanitary pad.
Thank you @mrsfunnybones— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) February 2, 2018
Yes, that's a Pad in my hand & there's nothing to be ashamed about. It's natural! Period. #PadManChallenge. Copy, Paste this & Challenge your friends to take a photo with a Pad. Here I am Challenging @SrBachchan , @iamsrk & @BeingSalmanKhanpic.twitter.com/lY7DEevDmD
Just hanging around in the gym.. with a pad :) no biggie! Thank you @akshaykumar for the challenge.. I shall challenge my fellow gym-ers @YasminBodyImage@Sophie_Choudry & @impoornapatel#PadManChallengepic.twitter.com/xHLaSwt39Q— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) February 2, 2018
PadMan directed by R Balki, is an adaptation of Twinkle Khanna's short story, titled A Sanitary Man From A Sacred Land, published in her second book. PadMan is the story of a ma, who invents a low-cost sanitary pad making machine to better the menstrual hygiene conditions.
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