Cried With Joy When I Saw Akshay Kumar Playing Me: Muruganantham
The actual PadMan Arunachalam Muruganantham watched R Balki’s bio-pic PadMan on Wednesday .
And Arunachalam Muruganantham just can’t get over the experience.
So is he fully satisfied? How much of his real story does PadMan capture?
“I’d say the film captures 80 percent of my real story. It couldn’t be a 100 percent my story. Then it would’ve been a documentary on me. Cinema must define and refine reality. I feel the film captures the essence and the true meaning of my struggle to give women dignity and validation not only during their time of the month but all through the year. Akshay Kumar has played my character with such warmth humour and finesse. I cried watching him and the film.”Arunachalam Muruganantham
Is Arunachalam Muruganantham a movie buff?
“Not at all. I don’t watch films. I don’t have time for it. The last film I saw was Sholay with my father in 1975. And now I’ve seen my own story in PadMan. My father is not here any more with me. But I am sure he’d been very proud to see his son’s life portrayed so beautifully on screen.”Arunachalam Muruganantham
Arunachalam Muruganantham’s wife who inspired his struggle to manufacture economical sanitary pads is yet to see the film.