'PadMan' to be screened at the Oxford Union
If you thought 'PadMan' would face loses due to its clash with the most controversial movie of the year, 'Padmaavat', wait till you read about its recent feat. The writer-producer Twinkle Khanna has been invited to speak at the Oxford Union, where she will showcase her maiden production, PadMan. Here are the details.
According to sources, Twinkle will talk about the importance of discussing menstrual hygiene on a larger platform and how the story of 'PadMan' has played a major part in creating awareness among the people in South India. She will also talk about the need to break the taboo around menstruation and urge people to be more open about it.
Oxford Society Union commonly referred to as the Oxford Union, is a debating society in the city of Oxford, England. The society was founded in 1823, since then it has invited many world leaders to debate upon important issues. Some of the speakers include Shashi Tharoor, the Dalai Lama, Michael Jackson, Malala Yousafzai, Salman Rushdie and Morgan Freeman.
'PadMan' is based on the story of Tamil Nadu-based social activist Arunachalam Muruganantham, who is the inventor of a low-cost sanitary pad making-machine. He has innovated grass-roots mechanisms for generating awareness about traditional unhygienic practices around menstruation in rural India. He was awarded Padma Shri by the Government of India; he also featured on Time Magazine's list of '100 most influential people'.