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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar believes commercial film can bring a positive social change in the society. He said commercial films holds more potential than documentary movies to influence people over any social cause.
“Documentary films won’t help because people want to see hero-heroine falling in love, fighting with parents, fighting with villains. The commercial cinema will create such impact because audiences relate with actors,” Akshay said at the Niine Menstrual Awareness Conclave on Monday.
The Niine movement is a five-year ambitious plan to raise awareness about menstrual hygiene. It will also tackle the taboos and impediments that obstruct the general awareness in the society.
Akshay Kumar is supporting the movement. He is being appreciated a lot for his role in Pad Man. He said, “I have got the feedback of people for my film ‘Toilet’ who said that ‘Your film actually changed the mindset’.
Lately, Akshay Kumar has featured in two subject-oriented movies ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ and ‘Pad Man’. Both the films have raised social causes- sanitation and menstrual hygiene respectively.
The movies were aimed to change the mindset of the people around the social problems. ‘Toilet’ targeted mostly the rural population and low-income groups of India that are usually unwilling to install toilets within the premises of their homes. The idea received massive appreciation from the audiences and contributed significantly towards a positive social change.
The movies were aimed to change the mindset of the people around the social problems.
Similarly, Kumar’s another movie ‘Pad Man’ talked on a serious issue of menstrual hygiene. The movie explained the importance of hygiene to the rural population and low-income groups that are mostly stigmatized with such problems owing to lack of education and awareness.
The movie not only communicated its message to the women but also urged men to take care of the women in their families. ‘Pad Man’ since then has inspired people to come forward and discuss the issue on several platforms.