Twinkle was here on Monday to promote her debut film production “PadMan”, a biopic on Arunachalam Muruganantham, the inventor of a low-cost sanitary pad making machine in India.
The film is based on a short story from Twinkle’s book “The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad” which was inspired from the life of Muruganantham, a Tamil Nadu-based social activist who revolutionised the concept of menstrual hygiene in rural India by creating a low-cost sanitary napkins machine.
Actress-producer Twinkle Khanna says women should not use menstruation as an excuse to go on a leave.
“I was a part of a show where in a lady said she runs more when she is on her period, so that no one can tell her to sit at home because she is weak,” Twinkle says.
“A lot of people think women should stay at women, so why give them an excuse to stop women from doing anything. If there is too much pain, then one can take an off just like they do for any other sickness like a stomach ache. Women should not make period a reason to take a leave,” she added.
“Pad Man” stars her husband Akshay Kumar as Muruganantham, while Radhika Apte plays his wife.
Actor Sonam Kapoor will also be seen in a special role in the movie, which is being directed by R. Balki.
Now, she hopes that the film will bring a change the way India looks at the topic of menstruation.
“It is an entertaining film, and people will not feel uncomfortable while watch it with their families.”
“Pad Man” is slated to release on February 9.–CINEWS