- 'Grandmother asking do not go to the temple' when on period, said Sonam
- "As city girls we get to hear all of that," she added
- "Hust imagine what girls in smaller villages are going through," she said
The actress drew on her own experience of being told to stay out of certain places while on her period. "Even with us, we remember our grandmother asking do not go to the temple, or in the kitchen or don't go close to the pickles. As city girls we get to hear all of that so just imagine what girls in smaller villages are going through," Sonam Kapoor told PTI.
This sort of "backward thinking" is the focus of Padman, which co-stars Akshay Kumar and Radhika Apte. It features a special appearance by Amitabh Bachchan and is expected in theatres on January 26. The film is written and produced by Akshay's wife Twinkle Khanna and directed by R Balki.
Sonam Kapoor says films and marquee names help highlight social themes. "Cinema is the largest medium. It reaches out to a larger audience. Especially, if you have mainstream stars attached to such films, it works. For a film like Munnabhai or PK, if they have big names attached to them, and the issues are pertinent, it makes a big difference," she told PTI.
(With inputs from PTI)
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