2012’s ‘English Vinglish’ director Gauri Shinde, who wife of ‘Padman’ director R. Balki.
She says, “The film is fantastic and I loved it. I am very proud of my husband and the whole team. I think it’s hats off to the women who are in it, who are appreciating it and who inspired us to make this film.”
Talking about the inputs she gave to Balki as a filmmaker and as a woman while making a movie on menstrual hygiene, she said, “I love to take credit for whatever he does, but that’s not the truth this time, unfortunately.”
‘Padman’ Based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham.
The story of how one man came up with a revolutionary method of producing cost-effective sanitary napkins and empowered thousands of women across the country in the process.
Akshay has stepped into the shoes of Muruganantham in the film, which also features Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte.
Gauri Shinde also featured on Rediff’s list of ‘Bollywood’s 5 Best Directors of 2012.–CINEWS