Twinkle Khanna On ‘PadMan’s Ban In Pakistan And Says ” I Wish That They Would Change Their Mind And Show The Movie.”

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Twinkle Khanna is these a happy producer post her maiden movie production ‘PadMan’ has been minting money at the box office. The movie has been appreciated by the critics and cinemagoers alike. The movie is based of the life of social activist Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social entrepreneur who invented the machine for manufacturing sanitary pads at an affordable price for ladies all across the nation.

During recent interaction with the media gave an insight into her future projrct and revealed that she now want to focus her energy on want to make movie on reproductive rights of women. Twinkle Khanna recently attended success part of her recently released movie which was organized  Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where she talked about s the taboo around menstrual hygiene. The actress also talked about her next project and said that,  “I don’t know about a movie but next I would like to work for the reproductive rights and that would be my next venture.”

 

During the interaction with the media, was asked if she ever thought of making a Biopic on her father Rajesh Khanna or husband Akshay Kumar, to which Mrs Funnybones was quick to respond and  said: “No.. I am interested in stories which have layers to it and which have larger ramification. It’s great for somebody to write a story which is about one person’s life but for me, there has to be layers and the story has to have message and that’s what I believe in.”

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As per latest update, Taran Adarsh took to social media and wrote, “#PadMan crosses ₹ 50 cr mark… Fri 10.26 cr, Sat 13.68 cr, Sun 16.11 cr, Mon 5.87 cr, Tue 6.12 cr. Total: ₹ 52.04 cr. India biz.”

Twinkle Khanna was quizzed if she ever expected such a positive response from the audience or did she feel the movie would a succeed to break the stereotype in the society  mindsets, to which she was quoted saying that “No. I did not expect this. We were worried because it was a risk.  “We did not know whether people would take it and at this point of time, both, the commercial and the critical success has been overwhelming.”

She further added “Who would have thought, even five years back, that Balki (Director R. Balki) and Akshay (Kumar) would make people watch a movie on sanitary pads. But we did it and we are really happy right now.” ‘Pad Man’ is more than the movie. I am hoping its part of a movement where women are no longer held back or embarrassed by their biology. I think commercials also should stop showing blue liquids on sanitary pads instead of red.”

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The makers of the movie had proposed that though assurance of iPads to school girls cannot be fulfilled, at least they should be provided with sanitary napkins to say the least. She also shared a shocking fact that,“Today, 80 per cent of our women who are using cloth or other things should be able to use hygienic products during their days of menstruation. “We can’t promise all our school girls iPads unfortunately but we can definitely get them sanitary napkins which they need.  “When we began ‘Pad Man’, we were very clear that this is a movie that would initiate a conversation about menstruation and menstrual health upon the collective consciousness of this country and I am really glad to see that happening.”

As per latest news the movie ‘PadMan’ has been banned in Pakistan. As per sources he censor board of Pakistan aren’t comfortable to release the movie which talks about “taboo” topics like menstruation should not be allowed to release in the country.  Twinkle Khan had this to say about the movie not to release in neighbouring country and was quoted saying that  “I think women menstruate no matter where you put a boundary or a border. We as women menstruate this side (India) and that side (Pakistan) so it’s important for them to see it as well and I wish that they would change their mind and show the movie.”

Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Kapoor who are playing an integral role in the movie.  The movie is based on a short story from Twinkle Khanna’s book “The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad”.

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