Akshay Kumar’s new film PadMan is based on the real-life story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a man came up with a brilliant idea of creating cost-effective sanitary pads.
In a media conference on 5th January, Akshay told that his wife Twinkle Khanna has already told Aarav about menstruation in details. Talking about these knowledgeable topics is not a taboo in their home.
Akshay’s upcoming movie in 2018, PadMan is inspired by the life story of Arunachalam Muruganantham who came up with a brilliant idea of creating low cost yet good quality sanitary pads.
It’s 21st century yet in a youthful country like India, talking about menstruation is considered a taboo. Everyone is not comfortable about openly speaking on the same. However, with the coming movie, Akshay tries to make some change in the image.The film is directed by R. Balki and produced by Twinkle Khanna’s production house Mrs. Funnybones Productions. PadMan is getting all the right attention it needed.
At a media conference on 5th January, Akshay was asked that since he has openly come out in lieu of this topic, is his son aware of it?
Responding to the same, Akshay said that his wife Twinkle Khanna already told everything about periods to Aarav. He further said that speaking of these important and knowledgeable topics are not considered a taboo in their home. He boasted that they don’t have a double-sided culture in the home and that they have kept it free to talk.
Now, the next question was whether Akshay knew all about menstruation from the beginning. Akshay replied that it’s nearly one and half years ago when he started getting knowledge about it while preparing for the movie.
He added that almost 82% of the females in India are not aware of menstruation properly. However, he said that the success of the movie relies on the amount of awareness it could create.
Adding to the same, Akshay said that the problem is very severe in India. Everyone refuses to work on the topic of menstruation. But, he created the movie as a love story with eyeopener. He exclaimed that until we take steps to change, nothing will change.