"The Humble Twinkle Khanna is the secret of Akshay Kumar's great success. To hear the full story of “Menstrual Man’ both Twinkle and the director R.Balkii visited Murugunathan's small house at Pappanaicken Pudur, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu and had their lunch on Banana leaf. Spent her time with Muruga's family to take every detail, points she want to know from Muruga. Whomever coming to Muruga, dont hesitate to take a visit to his small home because 'Its not important where you are living, it's important what you are doing'. The story shared with director and Twinkle on multiple visits."
Arunachalam Murugunathan is the inventor of a low-cost sanitary pad making machine and has innovated grass-roots mechanisms for generating awareness about traditional unhygienic practices around menstruation in rural India. His mini-machines, which can manufacture sanitary pads for less than a third of the cost of commercial pads, have been installed in 23 of the 29 states of India. He is currently planning to expand the production of these machines to 106 nations.
Directed by R Balki, Padman stars Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor along with Akshay Kumar.