Girls and women all over the world menstruate every month. That is quite normal. It is surely part of being a woman.For women in India, this is often a different story.
Sonam Kapoor says people’s unmodernized thinking and ignorance towards menstrual hygiene is totally different.
The actor will next be seen in Akshay Kumar’s ‘Padman’, inspired by the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a Tamil Nadu-based social activist who revolutionized the concept of menstrual hygiene in rural India by creating a low-cost sanitary napkins machine.
Menstrual hygiene is an issue, which not many people would think can be a good subject for a film. For city girls, it is normal, but when we were shooting in Maheshwar and around, the ignorance I saw was shocking.
“Even with us, we remember our grandmother asking do not go to the temple, or in the kitchen or don’t go close to the pickles. As city girls, we get to hear all of that, so just imagine what girls in smaller villages are going through,” Sonam says in an interview with PTI.
The actor says the film focuses on this “backward thinking”, and she is excited to be a part of the project which addresses such a major issue in an entertaining way.
‘Padman’, a comedy-drama directed by R Balki, also features Radhika Apte and megastar Amitabh Bachchan in a special appearance. It will hit the theatres on January 26.