Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar who is gearing for the release of “Pad Man”, says he believes good causes must be supported irrespective of one’s political aspirations.
Akshay Kumar flagged off a Women Marathon at Delhi University on Monday. He shared a picture on social networking site Twitter, where he was seen holding an ABVP flag.
Flagged off Delhi University's Women Marathon. These lovely ladies are taking the cause of women empowerment forward and running for tax-free sanitary pads ?? #PadManInDelhi pic.twitter.com/b3v8VKNVmJ
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) January 22, 2018
He also captioned the image as, “Flagged off Delhi University’s Women Marathon. These lovely ladies are taking the cause of women empowerment forward and running for tax-free sanitary pads ?? #PadManInDelhi”
When a Twitter user pointed out that Akshay was making his “political associations and aspirations too obvious”. Akshay who is known to stand by his opinions replied, “A good cause like menstrual hygiene needs to be supported regardless of the political association or aspiration,”
Akshay who is raising awareness and supports menstrual hygiene has also been known to highlight the need for eradication of open defecation in his film “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha”.
Directed by R. Balki, “Pad Man” is based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a Tamil Nadu-based social activist who revolutionized the concept of menstrual hygiene in rural India by creating a low-cost machine to make sanitary napkins.
‘Pad Man’ starring Akshay along with Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor, after being postponed in now scheduled to release on 9th Feb.