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Producer Twinkle Khanna proud of 'shamed' Padman subject


The shoot of the film — inspired by Arunachalam Muruganantham who found a way to make cheap, affordable sanitary napkins for women in his village — got underway last week in Indore.

Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna at the shoot of Padman in Indore

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Writer and former actress Twinkle Khanna, who has turned producer with Padman, says she is proud of being associated with a movie that brings the spotlight on a "shamed" subject like menstruation.

The shoot of the film — inspired by Arunachalam Muruganantham who found a way to make cheap, affordable sanitary napkins for women in his village — got underway last week in Indore.

Talking about it, Khanna said at an event here on Tuesday: "It (shoot) is going very well. Mr Muruganantham was also there. It's a wonderful project. It will bring awareness about something which has so far been cloaked and shamed, and I am very happy to be a part of the film."

The movie features Khanna's husband and actor Akshay Kumar in the lead role, with Radhika Apte featuring as his wife. It is being directed by R Balakrishnan, better known as R Balki.

Khanna spoke on the sidelines of a brand's hair colour launch.