Akshay Kumar, broke the internet and the “expectations” people have with Hindi cinema last year, with his blockbuster ‘Padman’. The Khiladi of Bollywood, who is a known fitness freak, has done a plethora of things during his long and successful career. From dangerous stunts, horror comedies, romantic movies, comedies, action, to social relevance, Akshay has done it all, proving he is not just a reel hero but a real hero as well.
The actor, recently took to social media to create awareness about menstrual hygiene and shared a picture from his extremely successful movie Padman. The post, much like the movie itself was aimed to create awareness among people about menstrual hygiene, health and periods.
Akshay was seen promoting the idea of menstrual hygiene and health for women and girls through his film Padman, and through the recent post, he seem to be doing more on the similar front. In the post that was shared on Menstrual Hygiene Day, the Padman team is shown holding sanitary napkins and Akshay chose to caption the picture with a heartfelt message for women across the globe.
“Happy Menstrual Hygiene Day to all the girls, mothers and sisters. Let’s all help every girl child feel hygienic, safe and confident every day of the month. #Period,” the actor wrote on Twitter. He also urged people to help women feel hygienic and safe.
Actress Radhika Apte also wished everyone a happy menstrual hygiene day and shared a still of herself as Gayatri from Padman.
The 2018 social drama film was inspired by the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham who created a revolution in the field of affordable menstrual hygiene. Padman, which was directed by R. Balki, earned many awards including ‘Dada Saheb Phalke Film Foundation Award’ to Akshay Kumar for Best Actor, Sonam Kapoor for Best Actress and R. Balki for the Best Director. The movie also received a ton of critical appreciation for the actors, as well as the makers.
Twinkle Khanna also shared a post pertaining to menstrual hygiene on social media. Both Akshay and Twinkle have helped in spreading awareness about menstrual health in their own ways.