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Twinkle Khanna says woman-centric issues, the mindset of people needs to change

December 21st, 2017 | by Manisha Surange
Twinkle Khanna says woman-centric issues, the mindset of people needs to change

PadMan, starring Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor is creating a lot of buzz ever since its trailer launched recently. The film also marks Twinkle Khanna aka Mrs Funnybones’ debut as a film producer, is heading for a January 26 release. The story of the film revolves around the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham and his work in the field of women hygiene and sanitation. The makers have showcased its first song titled, “Aaj Se Teri”.

The entire team of PadMan was present at the song launch in Mumbai today. Along with Akshay Kumar and others from the cast, it was his wife Twinkle who was promoting the film. The actor-turned-writer interacted at the media interactions, Twinkle was asked about other women related topics she would like to highlight in her future projects.

Twinkle Khanna said when it comes to showcasing woman-centric issues, the mindset of people needs to change in the first place. “As women, we’ve actually just begun our journey, the journey of wanting equality. We’ve begun our journey, as you can see all over the world, to not being discriminated because of our biology or our gender. So I’d say that there are a lot of things we need to work towards. One, there is an inherent thought process, a mind set even liberated people have while raising their daughters, as well as inculcating the right values in your daughter and it is very important what values you inculcate in your sons. So, I think that is a process that we need to start, and I think it has begun.”

Twinkle Khanna also shared that she had a few actors in mind who could play the lead role in PadMan and how director R Balki convinced her to narrow it down to Akshay Kumar as he has a certain sensibility towards women issues. Twinkle Khanna was also asked if she ever thinks of making a comeback to movies and in her own style, she replied that having done films like Mela was enough for her.

PadMan is based on one of the chapters in Twinkle’s book, ‘The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad’ which was on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham.

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