- Radhika Apte spoke about her periods
- "I remember feeling very proud the day I got my periods," said Radhika
- PadMan was released today
Despite being brought up in a liberal family, Radhika couldn't escape being subjected to the orthodox practices towards menstruation. The Parched actress recalled an incident which left her feeling very offended. "Once, I went to a friend's house while I was menstruating, I remember her mother didn't let me come into the kitchen and I was very offended because I've never been told that," mid-day quoted her as saying.
She also narrated an incident involving her own brother. "My brother was quite young and when I came home I had a blood stain on my <i>kurta</i>. My mum told me, 'Radhika, you have a stain' and I said, 'Mum, I'm so tired now, I'll wash it later on.' At the same time, my younger brother, who was right there was very embarrassed that we were discussing this. I told him that, 'Start studying about it because you're going to be a doctor soon," she told mid-day.
PadMan is based on the journey of social entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented a low-cost sanitary pad making machine. Akshay Kumar plays Arunachalam Muruganantham in the film, which was released today.