Akshay Kumar and wife Twinkle Khanna are the perfect examples of how to promote social causes via Bollywood stature. Some time back, Akshay Kumar starer ‘Padman’ got released and created a huge sensation across the globe.
But the ripple effects of the movie which came late last year are still present, read on to know how. The movie, as all know, sought to create awareness over menstrual cleanliness in India. It traces the life of Lakshmikant Chauhan who created a pad making machine which benefits millions to date.
Both Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna believed in their cause immensely. They were seen promoting the use of sanitary pad amongst Indians with passion. And many TV, as well as Bollywood celebs, joined them in their endeavor.
We even saw Twinkle Khanna express her views on the need for sanitary pads to be exempt from taxation. Here is a video of her interview where she talks about the issues:
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) November 22, 2017
While many tweeps agreed with the actor- author’s views, there were many who trolled her for it. But it seems like Twinkle is the one having the last laugh.
Just a day ago, the Modi government has announced its decision to exempt sanitary napkins from GST application. As soon as the news broke on social media, people rejoiced and applauded the government’s efforts. And Twinkle did not let this opportunity go, she soon tweeted giving it back to those who trolled her before. Have a look at her tweet below:
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) July 21, 2018
Actor Akshay Kumar was not far behind. He also tweeted an emotional response applauding the government for reaching this conclusion:
One of those days when a news brings tears of joy as a cause close to ur heart gets fulfilled.Thank you, #GSTCouncil,for understanding the need for menstrual hygiene & exempting sanitary pads from tax. I’m sure crores of women in our country are silently sending gratitude ur way
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 21, 2018
Soon the Twitterati also joined in singing praises of the Modi government on making this monumental decision for the medical safety of Indian women. This is what some of the tweets went like:
This decision is great!
— Shreya Ghosh (@shreyababi) July 21, 2018
Hats off to Piyush Goyal and BJP
That’s is what is different in this government!! It does make decisions for citizens ..I wish it was done faster! @arunjaitley but hats off to @PiyushGoyal ..you are turning to be the best BJP leader after @narendramodi
— Keyur Pathak (@keyurpathak) July 21, 2018
It’s a great decision for all the ladies
Nice decision for the ladies out there 👏🏻
— Wishal (@ItsYour_Wish) July 21, 2018
Glad for all the ladies
Glad for all ladies and congratulations for those who fought for it @mrsfunnybones
— Shivangi Naik (@ShivangiDesai1) July 22, 2018
Well, we too are glad at the Modi Govt’s decision and hope they continue with the empathetic streak. What do you think?