Akshay Kumar film PadMan has already made history! Yes, you heard it right. And it hasn't even released yet! The Akshay Kumar starrer, which releases on January 25 with Padmaavat, has become the first Indian film to make it to the Oxford Union.
Akshay Kumar film PadMan has already made history! Yes, you heard it right. And it hasn’t even released yet! The Akshay Kumar starrer, which releases on January 25 with Padmaavat, has become the first Indian film to make it to the Oxford Union. The Twinkle Khanna produced film has been invited to showcase and discuss in the world-renowned debating society and we can’t help but take pride in it. Since the very conception of the film, PadMan has drawn the curiosity of the onlookers and buzz was high around the film. PadMan is inspired by the life of Coimbatore-based Arunachalam Muruganantham who strived to find a cheaper way to manufacture affordable sanitary napkins for women in his village. Now, this common man’s story is attracting a global audience. The achievements of this humble man are great indeed as the menstrual cycle has been treated as taboo in India and the audacious step by the filmmakers has in turn garnered applause.
The Oxford Union was founded in 1823 and many reputed speakers have been a part of this. To name a few, Dalai Lama, Salman Rushdie, Malala Yousafzai, Morgan Freeman, Shashi Tharoor and Michael Jackson, have been a part of this society. But this is the first time that a Bollywood film has been chosen as the topic of debate at the Oxford Union. Twinkle Khanna will be talking about the topic, menstruation and the problems faced regarding it globally, The Statesman reported.
Off late Akshay Kumar has been venturing in films that pertain to social issues and quite contrary to expectations and they are doing exceptionally well at the box office. Keeping the hype surrounding the film in mind, PadMan may well turn out to be a massive BO hit in case it manages to touch the right chords in the public as Toilet: Ek Prem Katha did.