First Impressions Of Akshay Kumar's Pad Man

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Sayaani | Padman | Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte & Sonam Kapoor | Amit Trivedi

The "Khiladi" of Bollywood Akshay Kumar who is all geared up for the release of his upcoming biopic "Pad Man" said he hopes the film will be successful in bringing changes in our society. "As we were working on the journey and I was talking to Akshay, it struck me that if you have someone like him holding a sanitary pad in his hand, half your work is done because he is idolised by so many".

Padman is not about box office, it is about fanning or magnifying the conversation around a woman's basic right to menstrual hygiene, says R. Balki, director of the film.

Directed by the great R Balki and starring Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte, Pad Man releases in theaters on Friday, February 9th.

The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action. The best part is he has got the reel Pad Man for company too. Unable to afford a branded pad, he decides to make a sanitary pad himself. The characters in the supporting cast seem to be in a race for overacting - be it Akshay's onscreen mom or random background characters in every frame, they look like they were simply lifted from a 60s movie. Second, if we can make people talk about periods, that would make a lot of difference and third, it's high time that people understand that menstrual hygiene is of utmost importance. A very famous one in the movie is the phrase "test-match", which is playfully used by Akshay as the story reaches its conclusion. "Or if a young girl goes up to her father and says, 'I don't need a fairness cream, I need a sanitary pad.' That would be a large shift". It is slated to release on Feb 9.

With PadMan promising to be a good success as well, hence emerging as the hat-trick film for Akshay and KriArj, one waits to see which are the next films in the pipeline for the duo. I mean, come on!

"Menstruation is still a taboo subject in India and a tough subject for a film", he told AFP by phone from his home state of Tamil Nadu in southern India.

This film is about educating and creating awareness, to encourage people to speak openly about these topics and the issues facing women. DirectorR. Balki sets his film in Madhya Pradesh to appeal to a Hindi-speaking audience, sprinkles a few songs and inserts a love triangle of sorts to give it a Bollywood make-over.

"It is an entertaining film, and people will not feel uncomfortable while watch it with their families, " she said.

Inspired by the incredible real-life story of a social activist, the narrative recounts Arunachalam Muruganantham's bold fight against social stigma and ridicule as he invents an indigenous and affordable alternative to expensive sanitary napkins.

"I really believe you can't educate people without entertaining them", Khanna said.

In 2014, Arunachalam Muruganatham was included in Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World.

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