These days Bollywood celebrities taking issue of using sanitary napkins to another level.
Eariler, a movie named Phullu released which presented need and importance of using sanitary napkins to the audience and after that huge star like Akshay Kumar is taking this issue forward by making a film Padman. It is based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham who found a cost-effective and hygienic solution for sanitation, specifically for women during their menstruation period. Earlier in Toilet – Ek Prem Katha’s promotional press meet Akshay revealed that according to a report, in India, there are about 91% women who still don’t use sanitary napkins so these figure states worst condition of India in terms of this issue. The core reason for not using sanitary napkins would be lack of knowledge about using sanitary napkins and second reason is that Indian government has imposed 12% GST on it, so it is not possible to buy that for women from each strata of society. Another shocking statement on this issue came from Richa Chadda who is very blunt and outspoken when it comes to express opinions made a gender sensitive statement at Inside Edge success bash on Saturday in Mumbai that If periods arrived to men then there would be no taxes on sanitary napkins.