Mumbai: Actor turned author Twinkle Khanna, who is making her production debut with ‘PaDman’, on Thursday spoke about the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, menstrual cycle and stigma attached to it at the Oxford University.
The former actress also met Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.
Twinkle delivered a speech on menstrual hygiene for women, which is also a subject of her film, starring her husband Akshay Kumar.
She also said that ‘PaDman’ is not just a film but it is a movement. “I hope now woman will not be held back or embarrassed by their biology,” said Twinkle.
She shared a picture from the event and revealed that ‘PaDman’ is the first film to be showcased at Oxford.
Directed by R. Balki, ‘PaDman’ is a biopic on Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented a low cost sanitary napkin making machines. The movie stars Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor.
Meanwhile, the movie’s release has been postponed by two weeks to avoid clash with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavat’.
‘PaDman’ was earlier slated to release on January 25. Now, it will hit the big screens on February 9.