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Period. End of Sentence team responds to child rights violation allegations: Worked with full permission, informed consent
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Period. End of Sentence team responds to child rights violation allegations: Worked with full permission, informed consent

Period. End of Sentence was recently accused by an NGO of having violated children's rights and misrepresented facts.

Period. End of Sentence: Makers of Oscar-winning documentary short film accused of violating child rights
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Period. End of Sentence: Makers of Oscar-winning documentary short film accused of violating child rights

The makers of Period. End of Sentence have been accused of misrepresenting facts by a Karnataka-based NGO.

Arunachalam Muruganantham on Period. End of Sentence's Oscar win: Subject of menstrual hygiene had reached global audience
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Arunachalam Muruganantham on Period. End of Sentence's Oscar win: Subject of menstrual hygiene had reached global audience

Period. End of Sentence is based on women of Hapur who learned to manufacture sanitary pads with Arunachalam Muruganantham's manufacturing machine.

Meet the Padwoman of rural Madhya Pradesh, who's championing menstrual hygiene
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Meet the Padwoman of rural Madhya Pradesh, who's championing menstrual hygiene

Maya Vishwakarma from Madhya Pradesh's Narsinghpur district is working towards making affordable pads, teaching women to use them, and creating employment opportunities in the process | #FirstCulture

Padman box-office collection: Akshay Kumar starrer grosses Rs 59 cr in domestic earnings
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Padman box-office collection: Akshay Kumar starrer grosses Rs 59 cr in domestic earnings

R Balki's directorial venture, Padman, starring Akshay Kumar in the lead has grossed Rs 59.09 at the domestic box-office

Padman: Makers of Akshay Kumar-starrer arranging special screening for Malala Yousafzai
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Padman: Makers of Akshay Kumar-starrer arranging special screening for Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai had expressed her solidarity with the message of menstrual hygiene in R Balki's latest directorial PadMan

Padman in plagiarism row: Writer alleges 11 scenes lifted from script submitted to Dharma Productions
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Padman in plagiarism row: Writer alleges 11 scenes lifted from script submitted to Dharma Productions

A writer has accused Padman's makers of lifting 11 scenes from a script he claims to have submitted to the creative head of Dharma Productions

Padman box office collection: Akshay Kumar starrer earns promising Rs 10.26 crore on opening day
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Padman box office collection: Akshay Kumar starrer earns promising Rs 10.26 crore on opening day

Padman garnered Rs 10.26 crore on the first day of its release and its performance is only expected to get better over the weekend.

Padman: A unique, essential film that doesn't over-glorify Akshay Kumar's male saviour status
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Padman: A unique, essential film that doesn't over-glorify Akshay Kumar's male saviour status

Once you get past the irritation of Akshay Kumar Good Boy status, there’s not much you'll find objectionable about Padman, because Muruganantham’s is a truly unique story.

Padman: Akshay Kumar, 'the poster boy of pop patriotism', has chosen an anti-government issue to sell his film
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Padman: Akshay Kumar, 'the poster boy of pop patriotism', has chosen an anti-government issue to sell his film

Ahead of Padman's release, should Akshay Kumar be given credit for waving a sanitary pad, instead of the National Flag, in front of a government that has turned a deaf ear to pleas of tax-free sanitary napkins?

Padman, periods and Hollywood's problematic stereotyping of menstruating women
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Padman, periods and Hollywood's problematic stereotyping of menstruating women

Periods, as we — buyers of overpriced sanitary napkins and consumers of painkillers — call them, have always been projected as an ‘event’ in Hollywood. Will Padman change that representation and take Bollywood one step further?

Akshay Kumar on Padman: I always wanted to work and make such films, but never had enough money
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Akshay Kumar on Padman: I always wanted to work and make such films, but never had enough money

Padman's story is inspired from the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a Tamil Nadu-based social activist who revolutionised the concept of menstrual hygiene in rural India by creating the low-cost sanitary napkins machine.

R Balki denies casting Kangana Ranaut, Amitabh Bachchan in Arunima Sinha biopic
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R Balki denies casting Kangana Ranaut, Amitabh Bachchan in Arunima Sinha biopic

R Balki has refuted reports of casting Kangana Ranaut as Arunima Sinha in the sportswoman's biopic, alongside Amitabh Bachchan

PadMan co-producer Twinkle Khanna reveals R Balki convinced her to cast Akshay Kumar
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PadMan co-producer Twinkle Khanna reveals R Balki convinced her to cast Akshay Kumar

Twinkle Khanna says that if the Indian audience could see any actor carry off a sanitary pad in Padman, it would only be her husband Akshay Kumar.

The real Padman: How A Muruganantham launched a sanitary napkin revolution in India
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The real Padman: How A Muruganantham launched a sanitary napkin revolution in India

Akshay Kumar's Padman has brought the focus back on Arunachalam Muruganantham, the innovator/social entrepreneur/menstrual hygiene campaigner on whom the film is based

Padman poster: Akshay Kumar channels carefree vibe in Arunachalam Muruganantham biopic
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Padman poster: Akshay Kumar channels carefree vibe in Arunachalam Muruganantham biopic

Padman, based on a short story written by Akshay's wife Twinkle Khanna, follows the real-life achievements of Arunachalam Muruganantham

Phullu movie review: This 'small' film delivers a big message about menstrual hygiene
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Phullu movie review: This 'small' film delivers a big message about menstrual hygiene

Phullu wants the women in his life — mother, sister and wife — to be able to afford sanitary napkins

Few Indians who challenged life's challenges and triumphed destiny
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Few Indians who challenged life's challenges and triumphed destiny

All of us share a beautiful and undeterred spirit, which refuses to give up and bow to life’s challenges and adversities.

Modi, Kejriwal on Time Magazine's 100 most influential people list
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Modi, Kejriwal on Time Magazine's 100 most influential people list

Apart from Modi and Kejriwal, author Arundhati Roy and Coimbatore-based health activist Arunachalam Muruganantham are also on the list.