Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi pose with a sanitary pad

After Arunachalam Muruganantham, the pioneer behind low-cost sanitary pads tagged Twinkle Khanna, Akshay Khanna, Sonam Kapoor, Radhika Apte to pose with a sanitary napkin on social media, the actors took by the challenge very proudly and each one not only posed with a sanitary pad but tagged some other to pose with a sanitary pad.

Twinkle Khanna challenged Aamir Khan and Shabana Azmi to pose with the sanitary pad and the two took up the test and pose shamelessness with a pad in hand. Aamir tagged Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan and other the actors are yet to take up the challenge while Shabana Azmi took up the challenge and proudly posed with a sanitary pad in her hands but did not tag anyone.

Sonam Kapoor, who is playing a pivotal role in the film posed with a pad and Radhika Apte who is playing Akshay Kumar’s wife in the film also posed with a sanitary pad in the film.

Alia also accepted the challenge and posed with a sanitary pad. Akshay Kumar challenged Alia Bhatt to pose with a sanitary pad.

Sharing the photo, the ‘Highway’ actress wrote# 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

Alia challenged for the dare pose to Yasmin, Sophie Choudhury, Poorna Patel.

‘Padman’ marks the production debut of Akshay’s wife Twinkle Khanna. Twinkle produced the film under her production banner Mrs Funnybones Movies. The former actress, who turned a columnist and successfully impressed readers with her writing skills, is set to make a comeback to Bollywood as a full-fledged producer.

The film is said to be based on one of the stories from her latest book, ‘The Legend of Laxmi Prasad'. The film’s story is said to be about Arunachalam Muruganantham, who campaigned extensively for menstrual hygiene in rural India, and came to be known as India’s ‘Menstruation Man’. ‘Padman’ will chronicle his quest and experiments of making affordable sanitary napkins for women in his village.

The film stars Sonam Kapoor, Radhika Apte and Amitabh Bachchan in a special role. ‘Padman’ directed by R Balki is scheduled to release on January 9. 

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