New Delhi: Head coach of cricket team and former cricketer, Ravi Shastri also joined the ongoing #PadManChallenge. Accepting the challenge, Ravi Shastri posted a picture of him holding a pad, on a social media platform and nominated skipper Virat Kohli, Chairman and Managing Director of Raymond, Gautam Singhania and Tennis icon Leander Paes. “Yes, it’s a Pad in my hand. Happy to support rockstar @akshaykumar for breaking the taboo and initiating an open conversation. AK, am sure no ball is going to hit PAD (MAN). #PadManChallenge Here I challenge @imVkohli @SinghaniaGuatam @Leander.
Yes, it’s a Pad in my hand. Happy to support rockstar @akshaykumar for breaking the taboo and initiating an open conversation. AK, am sure no ball is going to hit PAD (MAN). #PadManChallenge Here I challenge @imVkohli @SinghaniaGautam @Leander pic.twitter.com/FXdK3py7gW
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) February 6, 2018
Wrestler Geeta Phogat also accepted the challenge and posted a picture holding a sanitary napkin, with a message that there is nothing to be ashamed of periods. It’s natural. Commonwealth games gold medalist, Geeta, said, “thank you so much for tagging me @soundarya_20_ and yes it’s pad in my hand! Not a big thing… it’s natural! Period #PadManChallenge @akshaykumar @mrsfunnybones @sonamkapoor @Padmanfilm and now I challenge to my husband @pawankumar86kg to complete the challenge.”
thank you so much for tagging me ?@soundarya_20 _and yes it’s pad in my hand! Not a big thing… it’s natural! Period #PadManChallenge @akshaykumar @mrsfunnybones @sonamakapoor @Padmanfilm and now i Challenge to my husband @pawankumar86kg to complete the challenge pic.twitter.com/SfAjFeh9pP
— geeta phogat (@geeta_phogat) February 6, 2018
The challenge was started by real PadMan Arunachalam Muruganantham on Friday (February 2) challenging the star cast and the co-producer of the movie PadMan – Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, Radhika Apte, and Twinkle Khanna. The challenge to post a picture with a sanitary napkin in hand went viral with people from all walks of life joining the challenge and posting picture of themselves holding a sanitary napkin and captioned it as, “Yes, that’s a Pad in my hand and there’s nothing to be ashamed about it. It’s natural! Period. #StandByHer.”
Yes that’s a Pad in my hand & there’s nothing to be ashamed about. It’s natural! Period. #StandByHer
Copy, Paste this & Challenge your friends to take a photo with a Pad!
Here I am Challenging @akshaykumar @mrsfunnybones @sonamakapoor @radhika_apte pic.twitter.com/ULJuJmSeZN
— A Muruganantham (@murugaofficial) February 2, 2018
India’s star shuttler PV Sindhu was the first sports personality to join the challenge. Like many other, she too posted a picture with a sanitary napkin in hand. She was nominated by actor Deepika Padukone who in turn was nominated by the PadMan actor Akshay Kumar.
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Various other celebrities like Karan Johar, Bhumi Pednekar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Aamir Khan, Madhuri Dixit Nene accepted the #PadManChallenge. While some celebrities just posted a picture, other went a bit creative and posted boomerang videos. Anil Kapoor and Rajkumar Rao went a step ahead and came up with a video where Rajkummar Rao as customer asks for a sanitary pad from Anil Kapoor, playing the role of a shopkeeper.
Thank you @arjunk26.@RajkummarRao & I are just out here hanging out in a chemist’s shop holding a pad.
Yes, that’s a Pad in my hand & there’s nothing to be ashamed about. It’s natural! Period. @PadManTheFilm #PadManChallenge.
I challenge @Oprah @MadhuriDixit & @priyankachopra pic.twitter.com/5IPPyCozrU
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) February 4, 2018
The movie PadMan starring Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte is all set to hit the theaters on February 9. The movie is a biopic on Arunachalam Muruganantham, the man who invented low cost sanitary napkin making machine and started a revolution.
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