Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar starrer Padman has been released in cinemas and the film has been receiving amazing response from the audience.
The film is based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who is the inventor of a low-cost sanitary pad making machine and has helped spread awareness about traditional unhygienic practices around menstruation in rural India.
Now, the actor went ahead and installed a sanitary pad vending machine in Mumbai Central ST Bus Depot and hopes to put several across India.
The actor took to Twitter to share a photograph of him along with Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray inaugurating the vending machine.
“Placed a sanitary pad vending machine at Mumbai Central ST Bus Depot today, hoping to place more across the state and eventually hopefully the whole country. Thank you Aaditya Thackeray for your support,” he captioned the image.
Placed a sanitary pad vending machine at Mumbai Central ST Bus Depot today, hoping to place more across the State and eventually hopefully the whole country. Thank you @AUThackeray for your support ?? pic.twitter.com/MghqrEEK9Q
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 15, 2018
Thackeray thanked Akshay and said that the film should cross the Rs 100 crore-mark soon.
मुंबई सेंट्रल येथील एस टी डेपोमध्ये @akshaykumar जीं सोबत पहिल्या सेनेटरी पॅड व्हेंडिंग मशीनचे उदघाटन केले, राज्यात आम्ही ६० सेनेटरी पॅड व्हेंडिंग मशीन बसविणार आहोत. या पुढाकारासाठी मी अक्षयकुमार जींना मन:पूर्वक धन्यवाद देतो. pic.twitter.com/Hej4HI8MkI
— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) February 15, 2018
Padman is Twinkle Khanna’s production venture in association with Gauri Shinde. The film also stars Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte who play the female leads in the film.