He shared how he came across a woman during a special screening who cried after watching the film. "The first ever National Guidelines for Menstrual Hygiene Management has been dedicated to the country under a male Prime Minister and I hope they empower us all". "A film always broadens the scope of a conversation", he had told BT a few days ago, talking about the effect that his social drama "Padman" could have on the larger discussion based on the issue. His latest release, Pad Man, is inspired by the story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, the man who invented a machine which produces cheap sanitary napkins.
Praising the actor, Balki explained the similarities he saw between Akshay and Muruganantham.
Jasmine Rath, a fan of Akshay Kumar, said the film brilliantly focuses on non-availability of sanitary napkins to economically weaker section women in the rural areas and the superstitions associated with this. "Most people make a lot of fuss about theories of acting, schools of acting and intellectualized cinema, he doesn't do anything that's why he is a lot like Muruganatham", IANS quoted him as saying. Recently, Akshay hosted a special screening for Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani, who liked the movie and was vocal about the issues addressed in it.
"He just listened to what kind of character and human Murugantham is".
The film was promoted by many Bollywood actors and made the full successful in reaching the audience in the right way as this film contains social elements. The story is inspired from the life of Muruganantham, a Tamil Nadu-based social activist who revolutionised the concept of menstrual hygiene in rural India by creating the low-priced sanitary napkins machine. While Aamir obliged immediately, he in return tagged and asked Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan to pose and promote the film and spread awareness about the subject.