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Twinkle Khanna says that menstruation should be discussed with boys too
Actress-turned-author Twinkle Khanna says she is hopeful that ‘Padman’ will ensure conversations around menstruation even with the boys and not just the girls
Twinkle Khanna’s debut film production ‘Padman’ is a biopic on Arunachalam Muruganantham, the inventor of a low-cost sanitary pad making machine in India and the role will be played by her husband and actor, Akshay Kumar. Actress-turned-author Twinkle Khanna says she is hopeful that the film will bring a spotlight on something that has been “hidden in the darkness” for so long.
Twinkle Khanna herself has met Smriti Irani, the minister of the current Information and Broadcasting and Textiles Minister in the Government of India.
Smriti has written that she enjoyed watching Twinkle Khanna and discussing about her upcoming film Padman. Twinkle herself, has also given information through the medium of Twitter that she has talked with Smriti and Maneka Gandhi regarding this subject. Twinkle Khanna said during the launch of the film’s songs that she is meeting a lot of people in the government and they have started discussions with them regarding the topic of menstruation and use of sanitary napkins.
Twinkle has said that she is trying her best to teach through this movie the need for sanitary napkins and how they should be made available . At the same time, Twinkle also suggested that parents should be talking about menstruation and sanitary napkins to both their girls and boys. She said that even boys need to be educated about the usage of sanitary pads and menstruation.