The #PadManChallenge is becoming a rage on social media platforms. Ever since the real-life Pad Man Arunachalam Muruganantham challenged the team of the film to pose with a sanitary pad, more and more stars are joining the campaign.
After Twinkle Khanna, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte, Alia Bhatt Ayushmann Khurrana also posted his picture with a sanitary pad and further nominated Bhumi Pednekar, Sanya Malhotra and Rajkummar Rao to take up the challenge. Radhika Apte had challenged Ayushmann Khurana who after posing with a pad went on to challenge Bareilly Ki Barfi co-star Rajkummar Rao. Even Aditi Rao Hydari had challenged Rajkummar to pose with a pad.
Rao went ahead and accepted the challenge in a unique way and collaborated with Anil Kapoor who was challenged by nephew Arjun Kapoor. The two 'Fanne Khan' co-stars decided to make their own short film to promote Pad Man, where Anil Kapoor is playing the role of a chemist while Rao plays a customer who walks into his store to by sanitary pad. Rao shared the video on Twitter and wrote, " PadMan challenge with the most wonderful Anil Kapoor. It's natural. Period. Here we go...
Not just Akshay Kumar is mighty impressed with their effort, Aditi Rao Hydari also wrote 'love this raj' on Twitter.
Earlier Twinkle Khanna had revealed that Akshay Kumar wasn't the first choice to play the role of Pad Man. She said, "I did think of a few people. But again the thing is that if we have somebody who the Indian public idealises, and men look up to and he holds a sanitary pad, then it's completely a game-changing event." She continued, "I think Akshay, after seeing the movie and see what Balki has made Akshay do, of course Akshay is very talented himself, Balki has brought out the best in him. So I don't think anybody else could have played this as wonderfully as Mr K (Akshay Kumar) here."
Pad Man is based on the real-life story of Arunachalam Muruganantham who created a low-cost sanitary napkin making machine. The result was a change in grass-root level awareness about the effects of unhygienic practices around menstruation in India.
The movie is set to release on February 9th, 2018.
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