Akshay Kumar has raised an important issue that is prevailing in the society since decades with his upcoming film ‘PadMan’. The movie is produced by Twinkle Khanna’s production house and the storyline of the movie is inspired by the account of Padmashri Arunachalam Muruganatham, the man who revolutionized the manufacture of the low-cost sanitary napkin in India.
Akshay will be playing Muruganatham character showing his struggles and the hurdles he crossed to become an entrepreneur by manufacturing the low-cost sanitary napkins in our nation. The makers are making every possible effort to promote the film using unique promoting skills. #PadManChallenge is at full swing on social media where celebrities are tagging each other to post a picture holding sanitary pads in the hands.
Copy, Paste this & Challenge your friends to take a photo with a Pad!
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) February 2, 2018
On one hand where India is appreciating the step taken by the makers of ‘PadMan’ for making a film on such important subject, our arch-rival Pakistan, is not in favor of releasing it in their nation. Stating that the film is against their culture and tradition, FCB member Ishaq Ahmed said-
“We can’t allow our film distributors to import films which are against our traditions and culture.”
However, this decision taken by Pakistan is not receiving criticism just from India, the sensible section of Pakistan’s audience is also slamming the decision.
Women of Pakistan are posting strong messages on Twitter slamming the ban on ‘PadMan’. Here’s the compilation of the reactions ‘PadMan’ ban by Pakistan is receiving.
— Ammara Ahmad (@ammarawrites) February 10, 2018
#Padman banned in Pakistan just because it’s a movie that’s trying to create awareness about the health issues women go through due to lack to knowledge!!! Very disappointing!
— Komal Shahid (@ArmedWithWords) February 9, 2018
Banning padman in Pakistan just shows how we havent mentally progressed as a nation. Utterly disappointing.
— Amna Mazhar (@ozilinaa) February 10, 2018
Banning #Padman in Pakistan proves that this country is run by hypocrites and uneducated morons. Not talking about an issue doesn’t make it go away. And why is it even a taboo in the first place? We will never learn.
— Fatima ✨ (@fatimataqishah) February 10, 2018
Banning PadMan in Pakistan is another one of those illogical things that simply affect the business of cinemas in Pakistan.
Menstruation is a fact of life, and bringing it to mainstream consciousness is neither immoral nor un-Islamic.
— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) February 10, 2018
Things went out of hand and the government of Pakistan had to post a tweet stating that the country’s film board is yet to take any decision regarding the release of the film.
The decision to issue an NOC by the Ministry of Information Broadcasting National History and Literary Heritage is yet to be taken on the release of a foreign feature film “Padman” as the film has not yet been pre-viewed by the Central Board of Film Censors. pic.twitter.com/NExGsWGV8M
— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) February 11, 2018
Do you think that the film will be able to make it to Pakistan’s movie theatres? Do share your views in the comments below.