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No One Should Be Ashamed To Buy A Pad: “Padman’ Akshay Kumar

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Written by Varsha Pillai
Akshay Kumar visited Pune yesterday to promote his upcoming movie Padman. He gave a talk at the Symbiosis Viman Nagar Campus in Pune where he used the platform to dispel the stigma surrounding menstruation in India.

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.”

He added:

“Women are going for tax free sanitary, but I said it should be completely free. Cut the five percent money from defense, make one bomb less and give it to women to get the sanitary napkin.” – Akshay Kumar

 
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.

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Varsha Pillai

She’s human. At least that’s what she’ll tell you. Dare you tell her that she has a good sense of humor and be prepared to be the lab rat for all her lame jokes for the rest of your life. Apart from that, she’s got a master’s degree in ‘Being a 4 a.m. friend’ and is currently pursuing her PhD in making instant noodles.

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