Akshay Kumar made Padman a comedy because he didn’t want to make it look like a documentary
Padmanmovie is dedicated to Arunachalam Muruganantham, the real Pad Man of India. Born in 1962 to a family of handloom weavers, he went on to use his weaving skills to make the most cost effective sanitary pads for women. As a social entrepreneur and inventor, he went to institutions of higher learning and gave lectures on his invention.
Inspiration for the movie
Akshay Kumar has left his action hero image far behind to take up social issues like he did in Toilet Ek Prem Katha. In TEPK, he promoted toilet for women through his comic style. In Padman, he’s taking the issue of mensural hygiene for women. Women in rural India use filthy rags and papers during mensuration. It is unhygienic but they’re forced to clean their bodies with cloth and paper because they can’t afford expensive sanitary pads sold by big brands.
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