Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Pad Man. The movie deals with the subject of menstrual hygiene and thus celebrities these days are taking and giving #PadManChallenge in which they can be seen posing with sanitary napkins. After Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan and Alia Bhatt, it was Deepika Padukone’s turn to take the challenge. The lady, who is basking in the glory of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, posed with a sanitary napkin.
Challenge accepted @radhika_apte…
Here it is- A pad… Even princesses use it! 😋 Its natural! Period! #PadManChallenge…
Here I’m challenging @RajkummarRao @DianaPenty and @FarOutAkhtar… pic.twitter.com/Gl8fVFieSX
— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) February 3, 2018
Deepika took to social networking site Instagram and shared the image. She captioned it as, “Thank you for tagging me @akshaykumar !Yes, that’s a Pad in my hand & there’s nothing to be ashamed about…It’s natural! Period. #PadManChallenge.” Whereas Aditi Rao Hydari took to twitter.
Thank you @mrsfunnybones
Yes, that’s a Pad in my hand & there's nothing to be ashamed about. It's natural! Period. #PadManChallenge. Copy, Paste this & Challenge your friends to take a photo with a Pad. Here I am Challenging @SrBachchan , @iamsrk & @BeingSalmanKhan pic.twitter.com/lY7DEevDmD
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) February 2, 2018
Earlier, Alia, Sonam and many other celebs accepted the challenge and posted pics on social media.
Just hanging around in the gym.. with a pad 🙂 no biggie! Thank you @akshaykumar for the challenge.. I shall challenge my fellow gym-ers @YasminBodyImage @Sophie_Choudry & @impoornapatel #PadManChallenge pic.twitter.com/xHLaSwt39Q
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) February 2, 2018
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) February 3, 2018
Deepika’s latest release Padmaavat has crossed Rs 100 cr mark at the box office. Along with the actress, the movie also featured actors Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.
On a related note, Pad Man is based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, the man who developed low cost sanitary napkins. Along with Akshay, the film also features Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte. The film is all set to hit the screens on February 9 and will fight the box office battle with Sidharth Malhotra starrer Aiyaary.