Actor Akshay Kumar’s PadMan is doing wonderful business at the box office. The movie has been made tax-free in Rajasthan, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje announced. The film deals with the subject of menstrual hygiene.
Raje said she wants maximum number of women to see the film so that the message on sanitary hygiene can spread.
She also announced that sanitary pads machines will be installed in various schools and colleges in the rural areas in the state.
Directed by R Balki, "Padman" also features Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in pivotal roles. The movie is slowly inching towards Rs 100 cr mark.
The movie is based on the real-life story of Tamil Nadu-based social activist Arunachalam Muruganantham, who revolutionised the concept of menstrual hygiene in rural India by creating a low-cost sanitary napkins machine.
The movie was earlier scheduled to be released on January 25 but after filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s requested Khiladi Kumar, PadMan was pushed to February 9 to avoid clash with Padmaavat.
(With PTI Inputs)