Akshay Kumar calls for free sanitary napkins for women
Mumbai: National Award-winning performer Akshay Kumar, who is tending to the issue of menstrual cleanliness in his approaching film 'Cushion Man', says ladies ought to get sterile napkins for nothing as it is a fundamental need for them.
Inquired as to whether the 'Latrine: Ek Prem Katha' performing artist needs to contact the legislature to eliminate GST rate of sterile napkins, Akshay told media on Thursday: "Why simply cut down on GST? I figure ladies ought to have free access to clean napkins. This is their essential need. It is about menstrual cleanliness and not extravagance."
"It is heartbreaking and I am embarrassed to state that 82 for every penny ladies in this nation have no entrance to sterile cushions and they are abused amid those five days of their feminine cycle period. This is disastrous," he included.
'Cushion Man' is a biopic on Arunachalam Muruganantham, the creator of an ease clean cushion making machine in India. The subject of 'Cushion Man' is viewed as a forbidden or a touchy issue. So what are the components that he has remembered while advancing the film?
"Right off the bat, don't call it a touchy issue. It is a characteristic procedure of a human body. The time has come to dispose of those taboos joined to it. The time has come to treat the issue maturely. Additionally from the ladies' end, they ought not bashful far from discussing the issue, and positively ought not whisper about it," he said.
He feels that the way celebrations like Holi and Diwali are praised, individuals ought to likewise "celebrate when a young lady meets with her adolescence".
"When you commend it, the young lady who is as of now experiencing a physical and hormonal progress, will feel certain and secure. Be that as it may, we prohibited our ladies from the commonality of life amid those five days. So from the principal encounter, ladies feel that period is something they should stow away. So you know where we should begin from," he included.
Created by Akshay's significant other Twinkle Khanna and coordinated by R Balki, 'Cushion Man' is slated to discharge on January 26.