PadMan actor Radhika Apte: Daughters are told about periods by their mothers, why can’t fathers talk about it


His last big screen outing Toilet Ek Prem Katha also had him sending out a social message on the importance of toilets in every household. Bacteria thrive on period blood and if you do not use a clean material you can get different kinds of infections and it is extremely dangerous for health.”
PadMan is based on the life of social entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham who invented a low-cost sanitary pad manufacturing machine. Secondly, I thought it was a great way of presenting an important subject in front of the people because people will be entertained, they will relate to it and we will still see an awareness spread so I was very happy that I was on board for the film.”
Padman star Akshay Kumar with Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor. While you are travelling in a bus or a car or you are waiting for someone and want to watch something short, it’s great.”
Adding more to it, she says, “I hope it doesn’t affect the business of feature films. Lastly, Radhika who was among the first few actors who experimented with various platforms and formats of cinema talked about the boom of web series and short films. When you go home, you want to watch something which is easily available and we have good content available so easily now. For some, it is fear of blood and for some period blood is toxic. Why can’t he say that ‘you will get your periods’ or why can’t both, mother and father talk about it together?” opined Radhika. The innocence of his character in the film will probably make viewers connect with him instantly,” believes Radhika. Akshay Kumar and Radhika Apte in PadMan song Aaj Se Teri. More people are getting to work so I think both can co-exist.”
PadMan releases on February 9. We are talking about a majority of people in the country who won’t go to watch something extremely niche. PadMan has Akshay Kumar playing a social crusader yet again. Radhika plays the role of Akshay Kumar’s wife in R Balki directorial. It is what goes into society. But that’s because a father is very uncomfortable talking about it. She said, “Today, you cannot do without your phone or laptop. Arunachalam tried to break the taboo around menstruation in a conservative society and managed to convince the women of his village to use sanitary pads instead of cloth rags or leaves. 2018-02-07T09:33:28+00:00″>
Updated: February 7, 2018 9:33 am

PadMan actor Radhika Apte will be seen opposite Akshay Kumar. She has won hearts of critics and viewers alike with her unconventional roles like that of a village girl Lajjo in Parched, a girl affected by Agoraphobia in Phobia, fiery village woman Faguniya in Manjhi The Mountain Man and titular role of Ahalya in Sujoy Ghosh Bengali short film Ahalya. Talking about her first thoughts about PadMan, Radhika said, “It was a very inspiring story that I didn’t know. A still from the movie PadMan. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd “Men don’t talk about things. Short films and web series have generated a lot of employment. And now with her upcoming Bollywood release, PadMan, we will see her creating the character of a naive and innocent village girl Gayatri on the silver screen. From doing theatre, art films, short films to working in regional cinema, the actor has barely left any territory unexplored. So is it important to have a superstar like Akshay to attract more people to watch a film which promotes an important social issue? It is a shift toward the digital medium. First, it is an incredibly inspiring story that needs to be told. Daughters are told about periods by their mothers. You need somebody who has a connect with the audience and I think Akshay is the best person as he is not just popular but he has the ability and passion about the subject he is spreading awareness about. The film bankrolled by Twinkle Khanna promotes menstrual hygiene and has actor Radhika Apte playing the role of a village girl who struggles during menstruation but doesn’t approve of her husband gifting her sanitary pads or him trying to revolutionise the thinking of people who consider menstruation a taboo. For the approach R.Balki has taken, I think you need somebody big to reach to the masses because if you take a handful of people who will go watch some niche cinema, they probably don’t see menstruation as a taboo anyway or they are already aware of menstrual hygiene. Talking about this much prevalent taboo in the society, Radhika said, “The menstruation taboo is ancient and there are so many theories about it. Women do not talk about things. Radhika Apte is one Bollywood actor who believes in portraying real characters over larger-than-life characters. So for that, we need something that will reach to every person. “It depends on your approach. Why don’t fathers talk about it? Second, if we can make people talk about periods, that would make a lot of difference and third, it’s high time that people understand that menstrual hygiene is of utmost importance. But the 32-year-old actor refuses to accept it is women who are responsible for menstruation being a taboo. If you read the theories about menstruation you might even laugh.”
Radhika Apte plays the role of Akshay Kumar’s wife in PadMan. It’s not only about women or men, it’s about how we have been living in the society. Ask her what changes does she and the makers of this social drama aim to bring in the society and she says, “There are three things for which we made this film. Men and women are sometimes equally responsible for this.