Actor Akshay Kumar, who brought the hush-hush talk on menstrual hygiene to open discourse through his film 'Padman' took to Instagram to post an important message on Menstrual Hygiene Day. "Happy #MenstrualHygieneDay to all the Girls, Mothers and Sisters. Let's all help every girl child feel Hygienic, Safe & Confident every day of the month #Period 🙏🏼", he wrote.
His co-star in the film, actress Radhika Apte shared a still of herself from 'Padman' wished all netizens a 'Happy Menstrual Day'.
Prior to this, Akshay Kumar joined hands with Run4Niine for a nationwide running event for menstrual hygiene awareness.
Akshay Kumar who started the open conversation on menstrual sanitation with the release of his film 'Padman' said, "It's already been more than a year since the release of 'PadMan,' and I am proud to see how it has evolved into a phenomenal grassroots level movement."
Based on a novel titled 'The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad' written by Twinkle Khanna, the film is inspired by real-life social activist Arunachalam Muruganantham, a native of TamilNadu who invented low cast sanitary napkins especially for women in rural areas.
The film apart from India, also released in Japan and did amazingly well at the box office. Trade and film critic, Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and announced that in roughly a month's tenure since its release, it has amassed Rs 4.32 crore so far. Now, for a country like Japan where there is little to no market for Bollywood films unlike China, this is actually a pretty good number.
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