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Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor share an inspiring note as PadMan completes one year today.

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No Doubt, Akshay Kumar is one of the most talented and hardworking actors in Bollywood. The actor tries to bring in a change with a series of social films which he does. With films such as Toliet: Ek Prem Katha, Rustom, Gold, and Gabbar is Back, the actor has received appreciation from audience and critics alike. One such hit film of Akshay was R. Balki’s PadMan that released last year. Made on a budget of Rs 20 crore, the film was not critically acclaimed, but it went on to become a massive hit at the box-office. The film was based on Twinkle Khanna’s book The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad and explored menstrual periods as a taboo in our country.

As the release of PadMan completed a year today, the actor took to his social media account to share a photo of himself holding a sanitary pad. He captioned it, “A film which literally made me step out of my comfort zone but I’d do it again without batting an eyelid if it helped further the cause of menstrual hygiene.”

The film also starred Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in pivotal roles. Sonam too shared a shot from the film and captioned it as, “One year of our film #padman. Balki sir you’ve been one of the best people I know besides being one of the best directors I’ve worked with. Also, @akshaykumar sir, you’ve been pushing boundaries like no one’s business and it’s super inspirational. Your inspiration is obviously @twinklerkhanna and I’d like to give her all your credit! @radhikaofficial hopefully we will be in the same frame one day, right now the same movie will suffice to be featured with such a talent! @pcsreeram sir you captured the reality and beauty so wonderfully! @swanandkirkire sir “pari” is one of my favorite characters and thanks so much for writing her with so much love. miss being on the sets of #padman and surrounded by all of you! Last but the most important Arunachalam Muruganantham your story was an important one to tell and thanks for trusting our team for doing it.”

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One year of our film #padman. Balki sir you’ve been one of the best people I know besides being one of the best directors I’ve worked with. Also @akshaykumar sir you’ve been pushing boundaries like no ones business and it’s super inspirational. Your inspiration is obviously @twinklerkhanna and I’d like to give her all your credit! @radhikaofficial hopefully we will be in the same frame one day, right now the same movie will suffice to be featured with such a talent! @pcsreeram sir you captured the reality and beauty so wonderfully ! @swanandkirkire sir “pari” is one of my favourite characters and thanks so much for writing her with so much love.. miss being on the sets of #padman and surrounded by all of you! Last but the most important Arunachalam Muruganantham your story was an important one to tell and thanks for trusting our team for doing it.

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Akshay’s character in PadMan was based on the real-life story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social activist hailing from Tamil Nadu who made low-cost sanitary pads available for women in rural India.

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