Akshay Kumar: The PadMan

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Akshay Kumar has become the pioneer in the Bollywood industry for bringing to light very essential yet long over due conversations in India. With his upcoming film PadMan he has definitely broken the silence surrounding the topic of menstrual cycles and he has spread the message of the importance of accessibility to free sanitary pads in India.

Let’s take a second to really applaud him for his bravery. Bringing such issues into the spotlight is not always well received by society and despite this Akshay Kumar is relentless in his pursuit.

Akshay hopes to utilize this movie as a launching pad towards getting more of these conversations going. He also feels that every woman and girl should have access to free sanitary pads as this is their basic right. 82 percent of women in India do not have access to sanitary pads and they are ostracized by society during the days of their menstrual cycles.

During an interview, Akshay Kumar made a very essential statement about the fact that menstrual cycles are a normal part of life and that women should talk about this topic more often. He also believes that menstrual cycles should be celebrated just like other indian festivals in order to promote more positivity associated with the cycle itself.

Akshay Kumar has indeed started a huge movement on this front. This movie is based on Mr. Arunachalam Muruganantham’s initiative in inventing a low cost pad making machine in India. We also applaud him for his efforts and life changing invention.

Will you be the conversation starter or stopper?

You can read more about Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film here.

Sending a lot of positive vibes your way,

Manisha Sareen

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