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Radhika Apte will be seen paired opposite Akshay Kumar in Twinkle Khanna’s debut production venture in ‘Padman’, a film based on Arunachalam Muruganantham, India’s menstruation man.

‘Padman’ stars Akshay Kumar as Murugunathan, while Radhika Apte plays his wife in the movie.

“I think our country is very ashamed of sexuality, physicality, or human body. Anything to do with human body or sexuality is a problem here,” Radhika said. Film will encourage people to talk about things like menstruation and sanitary napkins, which are still considered taboo in Indian society.

She added, “Yes, there is a whole thing of generations of being awkward about things, but if you start taking a decision like ‘Okay, I am not going to feel like that’, it will make a difference.”

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Radhika also pointed,”It should not feel awkward touching the pad in front of people. These are small things with which people have issues.”

Radhika entered the industry with a small role in the 2005 release ‘Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!’, and is known for films like ‘Shor in the City’, ‘Kabali’, ‘Phobia’, ‘Badlapur’, ‘Manjhi – The Mountain Man’ and short film ‘Ahalya’.