We still don’t understand why menstruation is considered as a taboo? Akshay Kumar’s upcoming movie Padman is based on a Tamil Nadu-based social activist who revolutionized the concept of menstrual hygiene in rural India by creating a low-cost sanitary napkins machine.
Padman’s actress Radhika Apte revealed that her mother threw a party when she had her first period.
“My parents were doctors and so I was told that this would happen. On the day, my mother threw a party and gifted me a watch. I was crying, but stil, I got lots of gifts.”
On the other hand, while speaking on the issue of Menstruation, the director of the film R Balki said:
“When I was very young, my mother used to sit outside in the courtyard. I never understood why she sat there for so long. There used to be a cloth hanging. During that time, she never came into the kitchen. I used to hang a similar cloth next to her.”
“I thought it was something you needed to have, some kind of rule. All of us have seen our mothers, sisters, wives someone around us going through this. It is all about being sensitive.”