Superstar Akshay Kumar is busy with his upcoming venture, ' Padman ' in which he is seen playing a social entrepreneur from Coimbatore. The film is a story based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham the inventor of the low cost sanitary pad machine in his village and the person who spread the awareness.
Akshay Kumar's wife actress and writer Twinkle Khanna is on board to produce the film and has made a mention of Arunachalam in her latest book, ' The Legend of Laxmi Prasad' The couple met the entrepreneur to discuss the film and the women issues in rural India where traditional unhygienic practices still go on.
' Padman ' will be directed by R. Balki and will be produced under Twinkle Khanna's banner, ' Mrs. Funnybones' . The film will feature Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in pivotal roles .
Twinkle Khanna in a recent tete-a-tete spoke about why Menstruation is still considered a taboo by some sections in the society and why she chose an off beat topic to produce a film. The author of two books and mother to two, the actress who donned the hat of a producer to produce a film with her husband Akshay Kumar went on to say she has never understood the logic behind not openly discussing a biological function in a woman and what is there to be ashamed about it. Through 'Padman' she hopes to educate the people that the word ' Periods' is not a forbidden or a taboo in the society.
Twinkle Khanna rose to fame on social media through the books authored by her will surely ensure her film will also be well accepted.