Akshay Kumar has lately been doing films on social causes. His last film Toilet Ek Prem Katha spoke about open defecation and his upcoming film Padman talks about menstrual hygiene (or lack of it).
The actor shared the second poster of PadMan on his official Twitter account and captioned the snap, “Super hero hai yeh pagla, aa raha hai 26th January, 2018 ko: #PadMan!”
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) November 27, 2017
In the poster, Akshay is seen dressed up in white, raising his fist while standing in a heap of cotton flakes, which are used to make sanitary pads.
Sonam Kapoor who is also part of the film shared the poster and tweeted, “A great representation of Gandhi’s quote, “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” Padman brings you an inspiring true story this Republic Day!”
A great representation of Gandhi’s quote, “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” Padman brings you an inspiring true story this Republic Day!#PadMan @PadManTheFilm @akshaykumar @radhika_apte @mrsfunnybones @SonyPicsIndia @kriarj #RBalki pic.twitter.com/TyOAzok4mp
— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) November 27, 2017
The biopic is based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented low-cost sanitary pads and fought for menstrual hygiene.
Twinkle Khanna, who penned down the film, also shared a link to her original column from 2015 which inspired the film. “A journey that began in 2015 with this very column … followed by #TheLegendofLakshmiPrasad in 2016 with Muruganantham’s story and finally #Padman 2018 #LetsTalkAboutItPeriod,” she wrote.
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) November 24, 2017
In the article, Twinkle talked about the taboos associated with menstruation even in the modern world.
The film is slated to release on India’s Republic Day.