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Twinkle Khanna, producer of Padman, is campaigning about menstruation

May 25th, 2017 | by Manisha Surange
Twinkle Khanna, producer of Padman, is campaigning about menstruation

Wife of Akshay Khanna, Twinkle is an entrepreneur, producer and author, who is producing a film titled Padman, is campaigning to urge people to talk about menstruation.

“No shame in menstruation. Join Water Aid India and Dasra to get talking menstruation,” Twinkle tweeted on Thursday.

The page for the Water Aid India cause read: “There is no shame in menstruation. Join us on Menstrual Hygiene Day in ending stigma around periods.

“The importance of menstrual hygiene management (MHM) is mostly neglected. Menstrual hygiene is a taboo subject; a topic that many women are uncomfortable discussing in public.

“Girls and women continue to face significant challenges in managing menstruation – in a safe and hygienic manner because of low levels of awareness about menstruation and menstrual hygiene, lack of access to safe products, and lack of access to water, sanitation and hygiene services.

“Underlying this are widely held beliefs that consider menstruation to be polluting and menstruating girls and women as impure.”

No shame in Menstruation. Join @WaterAidIndia and @dasra to get talking #menstruation.
12:07 PM – 25 May 2017

Twinkle’s upcoming film “Padman”, a biopic on Arunachalam Muruganantha, a man who created a revolution in the field of affordable menstrual hygiene. The movie is being helmed by R. Balki and features Twinkle’s National Award winning husband Akshay Kumar with actresses Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor.

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