- Twinkle Khanna's PadMan talks about sanitary pads
- Akshay Kumar plays the lead role in the film
- "It's a story that needs to penetrate households," says Twinkle
Of PadMan's subject, Twinkle further added: "Something that has been hidden in the darkness, furtively wrapped in newspaper, will finally be in the spotlight so that a young girl can go up to her parents and say that she needs sanitary pads over the ubiquitous fairness creams."
"The only reason that I decided to produce this movie after writing a fictionalized story about Arunachalam Muruganantham was because I felt it was an important story that needed to penetrate households across India. Cinema is the only medium that has such a wide reach," IANS quoted Twinkle as saying.
PadMan, which stars Akshay as Murugunathan will also feature Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor.
The trailer of PadMan was released by the makers today (Friday) and it quickly grabbed everybody's attention.
Recently, Twinkle talked about this topic 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.
Directed by R Balki, PadMan will hit the theatres on January 26th, 2018 (Republic Day). Are you all set to see Akshay Kumar as the pagla 'superhero' in PadMan?