Akshay Kumar to Play Pad Man: A Movie on How an Indian Man Made Sanitary Napkins for Village Women
Based on the novel written by twinkle Khanna ‘The legend of Lakshmi Prasad’, a movie featuring Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor will be made which will be directed by R. Balki. The story is based on true facts about a villager who made low cost sanitary-napkins for village women.
ArunachalamMuruganatham is the man on whom the movie will be made. The story will depict the journey of a common man who tries to help his wife to get rid of unhealthy rags during menstruation to help other women in villages for same problem. The story will also showcase how fate changes due to hard work and dedication.
The Starting Point: Struggling Phase
Village women usually wear rags for menstruation purposes which is unhealthy. In 1998 A. Muruganatham come to know about this fact and then decided to design a sanitary napkin which will be cheap as well as healthy.
First he made this with cotton but it did not work. Then he approached to medical students to know in deep about it but was not satisfied with their answers. He also given his new pads to his sisters and wife but they say it was uncomfortable.
Finally he decided to wear his hand made napkins himself so that he can understand where the problem lies. To give a natural effect he placed a bottle with some liquids in it so that the napkin could absorb it at time to time.
During that phase of life he suffered a lot. His wife has filed a divorce against him, he has also faced severe comments and wrath from the own villagers. But he never stopped himself to achieve the goal for providing low cost healthy napkins to women of the village.
The Turning Point: Success Phase
Finally he was succeeded with his effort and now women don’t use unhealthy rags during menstruation. After this effort A. Miruganatham is renamed as ‘the menstrual man of India’. The napkins provided by other companies are costly to purchase for villagers. So, A. murugantham’s napkins are now very famous mostly in the South Indian part of our country.
Twinkle Khanna has written about this story in his second novel ‘The legend of Lakshmi Prasad’. As Akshaykumar will act in lead role in this film, it will be his second biopic. The film will be named as the PAD MAN. The first novel of Twinkle Khanna was ‘Mrs Funnybones’ that sold over thousand copies and made her India’s highest selling female writer of 2015.