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PadMan challenge

It’s natural. Period! Bollywood superstars are happy to sport the sanitary pad



The ‘PadMan’ challenge set off on social media recently is going viral. Muruganantham, a social entrepreneur from Coimbatore, India, initiated the challenge.

Muruganantham is the inventor of a machine to make sanitary pads at low cost. He tagged Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar who instantly responded posting a picture of him with a sanitary pad to set off a wave of challenge.

Celebrities were asked to pose for a picture with sanitary napkin and post it on social media. Aamir Khan, Alia Bhatt, Twinkle Khanna, Sonam Kapoor and Shabana Azmi are among those who have picked up the challenge.

The movie Pad Man, starring Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor, is set to hit the screen on February 9. The movie is based on the life of Arunachalam Murughan — The real Pad Man.