We are living in the 21st Century and still Periods are considered as taboo in our society.From Don’t touch the pickle to don’t enter the temple while you are menstruating, from covering the packet of sanitary napkins with black poly-bags to changing the channel of our televisions whenever any advertisement on sanitary napkins pop up, society has never accepted menstruation or periods as NORMAL.
Amidst all these taboos, Akshay Kumar’s Padman is here to bring a change in the society. Through Padman Akshay Kumar is not just breaking the stereotypes but is also spreading awareness on menstrual hygiene. Akshay Kumar is making Pads socially acceptable or in better words Akshay Kumar is making Periods socially acceptable.
Meet the man, Arunachalam Muruganantham, he is the man behind Padman, the movie. Padman is a story based on his life. Recently, Arunachalam Muruganantham started a unique and important challenge on social media, he posted a picture of himself with a Pad. The picture was with a strong message for the society.
Have a look:
Following him, Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte too posted their pictures with a pad in their hands and tagged their friends to continue this challenge. And since then people are nominating each other and posting their pictures with a Pad in their hands and a strong message to the society.
Here have a look at some of the pictures:
2. Akshay Kumar:
3. Radhika Apte:
4. Sonam Kapoor:
5. Shabana Azmi:
6. Aamir Khan:
Thank you @mrsfunnybones
Yes, that’s a Pad in my hand & there's nothing to be ashamed about. It's natural! Period. #PadManChallenge. Copy, Paste this & Challenge your friends to take a photo with a Pad. Here I am Challenging @SrBachchan , @iamsrk & @BeingSalmanKhan pic.twitter.com/lY7DEevDmD
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) February 2, 2018
7. Ayushmann Khurana:
8. Harsh Goenka:
#Repost Harsh Goenka Thank you for tagging me @twinklerkhanna Yes, that’s a Pad in my hand & there's nothing to be ashamed. It's natural! Period. #PadManChallenge Copy, Paste this & Challenge your friends to take a photo with a Pad! Here I am Challenging Harsh Mariwala , Punit Goenka & Ronnie Screwvala
9. Aditi Rao Hydari:
10. Dia Mirza:
#Repost @diamirzaofficial ・・・ Thank you @pragyavats for the #PadmanChallenge! “Yes that’s a Pad in my hand & I don’t feel weird. It's natural, Period!” Copy paste and Challenge your friends to take a photo with a Pad. Here I am Challenging @sahil_sangha @riteishd @alifazal9 #BooToTaboo #HeForShe #BiodegradableNapkin
11. Deepika Padukone:
12. Swara Bhaskar:
13. Arjun Kapoor:
14. . Anil Kapoor and Rajkumar Rao shared a video with an important message:
15. Sophie Choudhary :
Challenge accepted & done @aliaa08 .. Hanging out in the gym with my girls & some pads..No big deal. Period???????? Now challenging @bipsluvurself @humasqureshi @MasabaG #PadManChallenge @akshaykumar pic.twitter.com/ITGZALKZza
— Sophie Choudry (@Sophie_Choudry) February 3, 2018
16. Alia Bhatt:
Just hanging around in the gym.. with a pad 🙂 no biggie! Thank you @akshaykumar for the challenge.. I shall challenge my fellow gym-ers @YasminBodyImage @Sophie_Choudry & @impoornapatel #PadManChallenge pic.twitter.com/xHLaSwt39Q
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) February 2, 2018
The challenge is not limited to celebs but also people are posting their pictures with pads on every social media.
Yes, that's a pad in my hand and there is nothing to be ashamed about. It's natural! Period. #padman #padmanchallenge @akshaykumar @twinklerkhanna @padmanthefilm Copy , paste this and challenge your friends to take a photo with pad. Here I am challenging @ajay_nath_chouhan_falichada @kapil_meena17 @gaursa_1051 @_gaurav_jain_27 @jayeshjetawat @dkc1415 @deepikajaiswal_official @smartysam @legen_darystinson @i_ritika_singh @_insta_pawan @smarty8o @antiquity_21 @raobhupendra28 #pad #women #men #sochbadlo #foradifferenttomorrow #nayisoch #nayabharat #akshaykumar #padman #padmanthefilm #udaipur #rajasthan #khar #juhu #mumbai #india
Yes,that's a pad in my hand and I don't feel awkward about it. It's natural, Period !! There's nothing to be ashamed about it. Feel proud to be a woman❤ Boo to the taboo????✌ #enjoyingwomanhood #padmanchallengeaccepted #padmanchallenge #padmanmovie . . Copy, paste & challenge your friends to post a picture with a pad. Thanks @ila._.dixit for challengeing me. Here, I am challenging @sheprettylaw @ishitavermaa @thewinsomesoul @maria.aliii ????
— DEEPAK KALRA (@Thedeepakkalra) February 3, 2018
— Raksha (@ChRaksha) February 3, 2018
Flaunting my dioxin free,bleach free,organic cotton reusable cloth pads. #padmanchallenge
Periods are not gross.And,washing your cloth pad is completely Hygienic.Make switch towards healthy& #sustainablemenstruation by using biodegradable disposable/cloth pads.#nodioxin pic.twitter.com/KYIy7v7BJI
— Tulika (@PhilomelaTulika) February 2, 2018
Bought these without newspaper/black paper bag. A group of men were starring at me while I was carrying this in my hand, but never mind I clicked a photo rather! Thanku @mrsfunnybones @akshaykumar @sonamakapoor @radhika_apte @PadManTheFilm for this confidence. #PadManChallenge pic.twitter.com/853EZXWMPg
— Karishma Asoodani (@tweettokarishma) February 2, 2018
Have you posted a picture of yourself with a Pad? No, do it now. We nominate you to take this challenge.
PERIODS ARE NORMAL. BREAK THE TABOO!
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