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Every man must understand the need for menstrual hygiene: Akshay Kumar

Ahead of Pad Man's television premiere on 26 May, the actor encouraged audiences to watch the film with their entire family.

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Actor Akshay Kumar says men should understand the need of menstrual hygiene for the women in their lives.

The actor's last release Pad Man, tells a story of social entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham's journey to make affordable sanitary napkins.

Directed by R Balki, Pad Man is based on a short story from Twinkle Khanna's book The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad. It is a story of how one man came up with a revolutionary method of producing cost effective sanitary napkins and empowered thousands of women across the country in the process.

The film will have its world television premiere on 26 May on Zee Cinema.

"With the world television premiere of Pad Man, I am glad that the movie will reach every household. I would like to urge the audience to watch the movie with the entire family," Akshay said in a statement to IANS, a news agency.

"Every husband, father, brother and son should understand the need of menstrual hygiene for the women in their lives and [should] not treat her like an outcast during those days of her life. I want mothers to lead by example for their children. I want daughters to gain strength from vulnerability by learning from what their mothers didn't do," he added.

The film also stars Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte.