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PadMan challenge: Padmaavat queens Deepika Padukone, Aditi Rao Hydari pose with sanitary pads. See pics

In India’s own version of Ice Bucket challenge, actors Alia Bhatt, Aamir Khan, Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor are just a few who have posed with sanitary pads. It is called the PadMan challenge.

bollywood Updated: Feb 04, 2018 12:02 IST
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Deepika Padukone accepted PadMan challenge and posed with a sanitary pad.

Ending taboos and starting a new viral challenge, this is what Bollywood has been up to these last few days. Before Akshay Kumar’s Padman releases which deals with menstrual hygiene and how one man made it his life’s mission, the actor accepted a challenge from the real-life padman, Arunachalam Muruganantham.

The entrepreneur who came up with the idea of making low-cost sanitary pads – starting from his family, his village and then women across the country -- began the #PadManchallenge on social media after which a plethora of stars like Twinkle Khanna, Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan, Alia Bhatt and others joined in. On Saturday, it was the turn of many other stars, including Padmaavat star Deepika Padukone to join in. She posed for a picture with a sanitary napkin and posted it on their social media profiles and even tagged 3-4 others to take up the challenge.

Deepika wrote, “Thank you for tagging me @akshaykumar !Yes, that’s a Pad in my hand & there’s nothing to be ashamed about...It’s natural! Period. #PadManChallenge.” Her co-star in the film, Aditi Rao Hydari, also posed with a pad and wrote, “Challenge accepted @radhika_apte... Here it is- A pad... Even princesses use it! Its natural! Period! #PadManChallenge... Here I’m challenging @RajkummarRao @DianaPenty and @FarOutAkhtar...”

Here is how other stars accepted the PadMan challenge…

Arjun Kapoor: “Thank you for tagging me @sonamakapoor Yes, that’s a Pad in my hand & there’s nothing to be ashamed. #PadManChallenge Here I am challenging @Varun_dvn @ParineetiChopra @AnilKapoor.”

Sonam Kapoor: Thank you @murugaofficial for the #PadManChallenge ! Yes that’s a Pad in my hand & I don’t feel weird. It’s natural, Period! Copy, Paste this & Challenge your friends to take a photo with a Pad! Here I am Challenging @ReallySwara @Asli_Jacqueline @arjunk26.

Ayushmann Khurrana: I accept this challenge @radhika_apte. And now I nominate @psbhumi @sanyamalhotra07 and @RajkummarRao for the #PadManChallenge Go for it guys!

Twinkle Khanna: Thank you for tagging me @murugaofficial Yes, that’s a Pad in my hand & there’s nothing to be ashamed about. It’s natural! Period. #PadManChallenge Copy, Paste this & Challenge your friends to take a photo with a Pad! Here I am Challenging @aamir_khan @AzmiShabana @hvgoenka.

Akshay Kumar: Thank you for tagging me @murugaofficial Yes, that’s a Pad in my hand & there’s nothing to be ashamed about. It’s natural! Period. #PadManChallenge Copy, Paste this & Challenge your friends to take a photo with a Pad! Here I am Challenging @deepikapadukone @imVkohli @aliaa08.

Aamir Khan: Thank you @mrsfunnybones Yes, that’s a Pad in my hand & there’s nothing to be ashamed about. It’s natural! Period. #PadManChallenge. Copy, Paste this & Challenge your friends to take a photo with a Pad. Here I am Challenging @SrBachchan , @iamsrk & @BeingSalmanKhan.

Swara Bhaskar: Thank you for tagging me to this challenge @sonamakapoor. Yes, that’s my cat #Kulfi and me and a Pad in my hand.. u know Life as usual! There is nothing to be ashamed. It’s natural! Period. #PadManChallenge. Here I am Challenging @RichaChadha @humasqureshi @SethShruti @konkonas.

Alia Bhatt: Just hanging around in the gym.. with a pad :) no biggie! Thank you @akshaykumar for the challenge.. I shall challenge my fellow gym-ers @YasminBodyImage @Sophie_Choudry & @impoornapatel #PadManChallenge.

Starring Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor, PadMan is slated to release on February 9.

First Published: Feb 04, 2018 12:00 IST