In Photos: Twinkle Khanna and Akshay Kumar Promote ‘PadMan’
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In Photos: Twinkle Khanna and Akshay Kumar Promote ‘PadMan’

Akshay Kumar is proud of his coming film PadMan -- a film highlighting awareness on menstrual hygiene. The actor says he always wanted to support socially relevant cinema, but couldn't due to lack of funds.

The actor also added that there isn't a single commercial film on sanitary pads, not even in Hollywood, as people shy away from discussing the topic in public.

"I always wanted to work and make such films but I was not a producer during that time. I didn't have enough money, but now I can. My wife told me about Arunachalam Muruganantham and then we met R. Balki. So we thought about making this movie," Akshay said while promoting PadMan on Monday.

"Even Hollywood does not have a single film on sanitary pads or menstrual hygiene. People always make documentaries but they don't want to make commercial films because they want to shy away from the issue. We have tried to do that," he added.

Muruganantham, who was also a part of the press meet, expressed his views on the film made on his endeavour.

"I never thought a film will be made on my life and my work. When I used to say the word 'menstruation', people used to beat me up. Who would have thought that there would be a time when a film will be made on my life?"

Catch moments from the screening below:

(With inputs from IANS)

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