Akshay Kumar urges all to #BreakTheTaboo on Menstrual Hygiene Day
Akshay cited his 2018 release “Pad Man” to highlight the issue. The R. Balki film was inspired by the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a smalltown entrepreneur from Tamil Nadu who invented low-cost sanitary napkins to generate awareness in rural areas. The film also stars Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor in key roles.
“Today is World Menstrual Hygeine day. Doing #Padman in 2018 opened my eyes to what women go through because of stigma and lack of basic sanitary facilities. Thankfully things are improving by the year. @mrsfunnybones and I will forever stay with the cause. #BreakTheTaboo,” Akshay wrote on Twitter, tagging wife Twinkle Khanna who tweets as @mrsfunnybones and who is one of the producers of the 2018 film.
Commenting on Akshay Kumar’s tweet, fans appreciated the actor for choosing a subject like menstruation and sanitary pads for his film.
“Thanks for bringing such sensitive issue in mainstream sir, you are forever our idol more power to you,” commented a fan.
“More than Boxoffice numbers, it earned love, respect and appreciation from everyone,” wrote another fan.