Feb 092018

Way before its release, ‘PadMan’ managed to bring about a change in the society. While their latest promotion and marketing techniques have been subjected to a lot of criticism, one cannot deny that they have helped in getting rid of the stigma around menstruation. 

Thank you for tagging me #ArunachalamMuruganantham ‪Yes, that’s a Pad in my hand & there’s nothing to be ashamed about. It’s natural! Period. ‬ ‪#PadManChallenge‬ ‪Copy, Paste this & Challenge your friends to take a photo with a Pad!‬ Here I am Challenging @deepikapadukone @virat.kohli @aliaabhatt

A post shared by Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) on Feb 2, 2018 at 5:42am PST

While we all know that the movie is based on real incidents, most of us don’t know about the real Pad Man- Arunachalam Muruganantham.

Real PadMan's heartfelt note to Akshay Kumar-Twinkle Khanna is making everyone emotional© Twitter

He is a social entrepreneur from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu and is the inventor of a low-cost sanitary pad-making machine. The man has been applauded by the entire world for working at the grass root level and for generating awareness about traditional but unhygienic practices around menstruation in rural India. No wonder Twinkle Khanna was inspired by him. 

Real PadMan's heartfelt note to Akshay Kumar-Twinkle Khanna is making everyone emotional© Twitter

The movie has been in the headlines since it went on floors, and Muruganantham always did his bit to promote the film on his level. Time and again, he posted pictures with Twinkle Khanna and Akshay Kumar and was even on the sets of the film quite often. 

Happy birthday @mrsfunnybones . Thanks for being a great friend. Few conversations do start a spark ! It started at London and now comes the movie. Thanks for taking the journey and mission forward with #PadMan. Wishing you a great year! pic.twitter.com/wSou6aoTWC

— A Muruganantham (@murugaofficial) December 29, 2017

And just before the release of the film, he took to his Twitter to post a beautiful note that he penned down to the cast and crew of the film and to express his gratitude to them. With the caption, “It’s going to be an emotional day!”, his letter went viral across the internet.

Have a look:

It’s going to be an emotional day!  @akshaykumar @mrsfunnybones @sonamakapoor @radhika_apte @pcsreeram @ItsAmitTrivedi @PadManTheFilm #PadMan pic.twitter.com/TZUQTXQCcT

— A Muruganantham (@murugaofficial) February 8, 2018

This heartfelt note made everyone emotional, including Twinkle Khanna.

I am getting all emotional myself-reading this as I sit outside the screening where friends are watching Pad Man for the first time! Thank you for trusting us with your story @murugaofficial – It has been an honour to be part of your journey https://t.co/TEq9O59CYf

— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) February 8, 2018

It’s been an honour for us and we will always be proud to have known an inspiration like you. #PadMan🙌ðŸ?»ðŸ‘ŠðŸ?» https://t.co/69R8VWFNpr

— KriArj Entertainment (@kriarj) February 8, 2018

The official Twitter handle of the movie had the best response to his note.

We exist cause you do.
Thank you Sir�� #PadMan @akshaykumar @sonamakapoor @radhika_apte @mrsfunnybones @SonyPicsIndia @kriarj #RBalki https://t.co/a3NN9MdxVC

— Pad Man (@PadManTheFilm) February 8, 2018

His note also got all his fans to pen down emotional messages for him.

1. Already A Hit.

Kudos to the whole team – I don’t think that it’s the collection that would matter. For me this movie was a hit, the day it was decided to be made. @murugaofficial, you have been an inspiration to many. Hats off to @mrsfunnybones and @akshaykumar for giving life to this story

— The Aviator Boys (@BhANidzy) February 8, 2018

2. He Really Is The Hero. 

Salute to your dedication….. which you took as revolution. Keep it up.  You truly are the real hero of the Film.

— LAKSHYA (@LakshyaAdvani) February 9, 2018

3. The World Would Be A Better Place. 

Hats off to u Sir. We really need more people like you true and sincere ��

— Vandana Agarwal (@Vandana53432946) February 9, 2018

4. Take A Bow!

Hats off to u Sir. We really need more people like you true and sincere ��

— Vandana Agarwal (@Vandana53432946) February 9, 2018

5. This Is Just The Beginning. 

Love this shift in Indian Cinema! Thank you @akshaykumar for being one of the genuine leaders! https://t.co/AZTbh9vseh

— Chandresh Bhardwaj (@cbmeditates) February 8, 2018

6. Couldn’t Have Said It Better. 

Cannot wait to watch this path breaking movie. Getting emotional thinking of the two decades of struggles you’ve been through & the centuries of stigma that it is shattering. Women everywhere are eternally grateful. Time we stand up for ourselves, our bodies. PERIOD! https://t.co/mYVgLoVX09

— Sanchita (@SanchitaL) February 8, 2018

7. YAS!

Hats off Padman for your perseverance pic.twitter.com/6yC49RitUT

— R Vaidhyanathan (RV) (@aarvee67) February 9, 2018

‘PadMan’ hits the theatres today and from what we have heard till now, it’s an absolute must watch.

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