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Akshay Kumar’s Padman releases in Oman

The story of an Indian metalworker who devised a low-cost method of producing sanitary pads makes a compelling biopic



Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor

A biopic on Tamil Nadu activist Arunachalam Muruganantham whose mission was to provide sanitary napkins to poor women of rural areas who would use rag cloths or leaves during periods. After getting no fruitful support from his family or a medical college he approached to try out his product, he decided to test it on himself by making a uterus out of a football bladder and filling goat’s blood in it. He would roam around the whole day wearing the bladder to check the absorption rate of the sanitary napkins made by him.