He addressed the students was quoted to say, “No one should be ashamed to buy a pad”. A Meet and Greet session with the Padman star was organized at the Seasons Mall in Pune where masses came in throngs to interact with their favorite superstar. The crowd was electrified when he said, “Women Strong, Country Strong.”
Akshay is determined to stimulate conversations around menstrual hygiene in the country while promoting Padman.
Akshay Kumar has been a flag-bearer for movies that address societal issues. He plays realistic, real-life characters in these movies, be it Keshav from Toilet: Ek Prem Katha or Jagdish Mishra from Jolly LLB2. Padman is a biopic on the life of Coimbatore based Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social activist who made cheap and affordable sanitary pads a reality for women in his village.
Directed by R. Balki, produced by Sony Pictures India Entertainment, Kri Arj Entertainment and Twinkle Khanna, Padman also stars Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in leading roles.
Padman is set to release on 25th January and will clash with the release of Sanjay Leela Bansali’s magnum opus, historical drama Padmaavat, which stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.