- Smriti Irani met PadMan's producer Twinkle Khanna
- "Delighted to meet Twinkle," tweeted Smriti Irani
- PadMan, which stars Akshay Kumar, talks about sanitary pads
See the 'delightful' picture here:
Recently, the trailer of PadMan, which stars Akshay Kumar in the lead role, was released by the makers on social media. In no time, the trailer of the film went viral on the Internet and scored over 20 million views in two days. Soon after its release, one of the many reasons the PadMan trailer was also cheered for was that it started a conversation on periods.
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Of PadMan, Twinkle earlier said that she is hopeful that something which has been "hidden in the darkness" for so long will finally be in the spotlight because of her film. In an interview with news agency IANS, Twinkle said, "If nothing else, I am hoping that PadMan will start a conversation within homes." The film is based on a short story from Twinkle's book The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad.
Twinkle also talked about her film's topic (which is creating awareness about using sanitary pads), in an interview with BBC. Her main concern was the tax on sanitary napkins in India. She raised some very good questions - how could we achieve women empowerment, when such a basic necessity like a sanitary pad or a tampon is not easily available? Twinkle also said that the government needs to understand that for a girl, sindoor might be important, but a tampon is way more than just a necessity.
PadMan, also featuring actresses Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte, will hit the screens on January 26 (Republic Day).
(With inputs from IANS)