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Akshay Kumar thanks GST Council for tax exemption on sanitary napkins

One of those days when a news brings tears of joy as a cause close to your heart gets fulfilled, wrote Akshay Kumar in his tweet.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: July 22, 2018 6:29 IST ]
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Akshay Kumar thanks GST Council for tax exemption on sanitary napkins

National Award winning Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, whose film "Pad Man" tried to create awareness on menstrual hygiene, has thanked the GST Council for making sanitary napkins Goods and Services Tax (GST) free.

Expressing his happiness, Akshay tweeted on Saturday: "One of those days when a news brings tears of joy as a cause close to your heart gets fulfilled. Thank you, #GSTCouncil, for understanding the need for menstrual hygiene & exempting sanitary pads from tax. I'm sure crores of women in our country are silently sending gratitude your way."

The GST on sanitary pads has been cut from 12 per cent to zero. Earlier this year, Akshay narrated the story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who introduced the low-cost sanitary napkins in India, in "Pad Man". The went on to earn praise and appreciation from all corners and turned out to be a superhit at the box office.

The film was produced by Akshay Kumar's wife Twinkle Khanna, who ventured into production with Padman, and directed by R. Balki. It featured Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor along with Akshay.

On the work front, Akshay Kumar has some interesting projects lined up. The actor has just wrapped up the first shooting schedule of his comedy film Houseful 4 and is gearing up for the release of another powerful movie Gold alongside Mouni Roy.

(With IANS inputs)

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