Actress turned producer Twinkle Khanna has been invited to speak at the Oxford Union - one of the reputed debating societies in the world.
The actress will also showcase her maiden production venture ‘Pad Man’ at the Union on January 18.
Twinkle Khanna will talk about why is it important to discuss menstrual hygiene. She will also talk about Arunachalam Muruganantham, on whose story the movie is inspired, and the impact he had in creating awareness among rural South Indian population. She will also discuss the need to break the taboo around menstruation and the stigma attached to it globally.
‘Padman’ will be the be the first Indian film to be showcased and discussed at the Oxford Union.
The society founded in 1823 has since invited world leaders and influencers to discuss topics of importance. Some of the speakers include Sashi Tharoor, the Dalai Lama, Michael Jackson, Malala Yousafzai, Salman Rushdie and Morgan Freeman.
The movie stars Twinkle Khanna’s husband Akshay Kumar as Arunachalam. Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte play the female leads.
Directed by R Balki, 'Padman' is a movie based on Twinkle Khanna's book, The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad. The book is inspired from the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who brought a revolution by introducing a low-cost sanitary napkin machine for rural women, who do not have access to menstrual hygiene products.
The movie also features Amitabh Bachchan in a special appearance.
‘Padman’ will release on January 25th.