Since the time the trailer of Akshay Kumar’s PADMAN was out, people have been talking about it.
The film is based on Arunachalam Muruganantham, an innovator/social entrepreneur. Muruganantham pioneered the manufacturing of low-cost sanitary napkins in India, and also kick started a menstrual hygiene movement in the rural areas.
PADMAN stars Akshay Kumar and Radhika Apte in key roles, one of the co-producers of PADMAN is Twinkle Khanna.
Today morning at IIT Mumbai fest, Akshay Kumar met real PADMAN Arunachalam Muruganantham and also addressed the students there. Along with Muruganantham, AKshay said that girls should be taken care when they are menstruating.
“After a year I will ask you guys, whom many boys went to buy a sanitary napkin”. Akshay said.
During the press conference when one student asked Akshay if he is comfortable talking about menstrual to his wife, Akshay quipped, “As far as being comfortable with my wife on menstrual, I have made an entire film on this, how much more can I be comfortable?”
Check out the interaction below: