PadMan actor Akshay Kumar: Always wanted to work in films based on social issues


We have tried to do that,” he added. I didn’t had enough money but now I can. So we thought about making this movie,” Akshay told reporters here. 2018-02-06T10:00:59+00:00″>
Updated: February 6, 2018 10:00 am

PadMan is set to hit the screens on February 9. If it is not going to interest people then they will not watch the movie,” she added. Related News
The term gender equality is a cliche: Pad Man maker R. BalkiAkshay Kumar is fantastic as Arunachalam Muruganantham, says PadMan screenwriter Swanand KirkirePadMan promos: Twinkle Khanna’s metallic skirt is perfect for your spring wardrobe; here’s how much it costsActor Akshay Kumar today said that he wanted to work in socially conscious films for a long time but now has the financial support to take up such projects. My wife told me about Muruganantham and then we met R Balki. Talking about Padman Challenge which has caught the eyes of celebs like Aamir Khan, Alia Bhatt and others, Muruganantham said he wanted spread awareness about menstrual hygiene through the initiative. People always make documentaries but they don’t want to make commercial films. “I always wanted to work and make such films but I was not a producer during that time. Every father, brother and husband should know about menstruation. So even if we want to give a message across, we have to give it in an entertaining way. Immediately it gripped me because this was an incredible story. One part was menstruation where a man was doing something for his wife,” said Twinkle. “Even Hollywood has not a film on sanitary pads or menstrual hygiene. The actor along with wife Twinkle Khanna, director R Balki, Radhika Apte and Arunachalam Muruganantham, whose life and initiative of making affordable sanitary inspired the film Padman, was in the city to promote the film. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App There were two parts to this story. “It was also a story about innovation where a man was not limited by his educational qualifications or his lack of proficiency in English and he goes on to become an innovator. “I was doing some research and reading some columns on menstruation and I came across Muruganantham’s story. I want men to start speaking about it. Padman also stars Sonam Kapoor in a pivotal role and is scheduled to release on February 9. “I just want to spread awareness about menstrual hygiene. It is not just about women, it is about men too,” Muruganantham said. So far only women speak about it. Twinkle said she came across Muruganantham’s story while researching about menstruation online and found it to be an “incredible story” to tell.