Our very own Khiladi of Bollywood a.k.a. Akshay Kumar a.k.a. PadMan, is known for his bold action films. With several blockbusters, the star tugs our heartstrings with his flamboyant style and extremely fit physique. Akshay Kumar’s wife has always been in the news for her witty humor and bold statements. Not only is the star’s wife a successful author but also a producer.
In the latest news, Twinkle Khanna will be releasing her first film PadMan under her production banner, ‘Mrs Funnybones Movies’. The main role in this unconventional film will be played by Akshay Kumar. Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor will be the female leads.
PadMan empowering women:
Now, into the more interesting bits. This movie is interestingly a biopic, of an entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham who came up with the idea of low-cost sanitary pads. Akshay Kumar will be sporting a humble role of a dropout standing on a heap of raw cotton. It finally looks like Twinkle has brought out the superhero in the Khiladi of Bollywood.
While many underestimate the importance of addressing a topic as relevant as menstruation the Khiladi couple isn’t steeping back from generating the long overdue awareness.
Akshay the superhero:
Despite the immense development in many sectors, there is still a lack of awareness regarding sanitation and the use of sanitary pads in rural areas. Kudos to Akshay and Twinkle for empowering and facilitating women through the power of media. We can now be assured that while Gotham has Batman, America has Spiderman and Superman, that we also have a superhero of our own. Sporting a pyjama kurta, our hero shows that one doesn’t need a cape to be a superhero.
The caption on the movie poster reads, “Superhero Hai Yeh Pagla”. With millions of tweets making the rounds about raising awareness regarding menstruation and proper hygiene. Looks like, the caption is perfect for our Desi superhero, PadMan!