The National Film Award for Best Actor Akshay Kumar apart from promoting his upcoming film PadMan is making an effort to contribute towards women’s menstrual hygiene in other ways too. Kumar, along with his wife Twinkle Khanna, is planning to hold an auction and raise funds for an NGO working for menstrual hygiene. The couple has decided to auction a PAD MAN cycle used in the film to raise funds.
Twinkle Khanna and Akshay Kumar in a joint venture decided to raise funds by auctioning the bicycle and the funds will be transferred to an NGO called Population First. The reason why Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna chose this NGO was that not only do they work for women’s rights but they also campaign for health and sanitation facilities for females across India.
Khiladi Kumar took to Twitter sharing the details of the auction, he tweeted captioning, “Bid for this PAD MAN cycle featured in my movie on bidkartz.com and the proceedings go for supporting women empowerment to “Laadli – a girl child campaign by Population First.” The PADMAN film which is going hit the silver screen on February 9, The film which also stars Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor in prominent roles is directed by R. Balki and marks the foray of Twinkle Khanna as a producer. Akshay Kumar roaming the streets of his hometown on a bicycle. The same bike will be auctioned.