Not Just Small Town Girls, Sonam Kapoor Was Also Asked To Stay Away From Temple During Periods

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| December 11 , 2017 , 18:02 IST

Indian girls often fall prey to the taboos and backward thinking of society along with their respective families. While many advocate the presence of such norms in urbanised states has minimised, the 'Padman' actress Sonam Kapoor doesn't believe so.

Despite being brought up with the high-end lifestyle while being surrounded by influential family members, Sonam Kapoor has faced certain prohibitions while growing up. In a shocking revelation, the actress disclosed her experiences with her grandmother during her period days.

Talking to a news agency, she said, " We remember our grandmother asking do not go to the temple, or in the kitchen or don't go close to the pickles. As city girls, we get to hear all of that so just imagine what girls in smaller villages are going through."

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Known as the fashionista of B-town, Sonam is currently awaiting the release of her forthcoming film with Akshay Kumar and Radhika Apte titled 'Padman'. The film revolves around the life of a revolutionary social activist who transformed the concept of menstrual hygiene in rural India with his innovations.

Intrigued by the issue of menstrual hygiene herself, the actress affirmed, " Menstrual hygiene is an issue, which not many people would think can be a good subject for a film. For city girls it is normal, but when we were shooting in Maheshwar and around, the ignorance I saw was shocking."

'Padman' will notably be Sonam's first film based on a social concept to highlight an evil existing in the nation. Sonam believes, " Cinema is the largest medium. It reaches out to a larger audience. Especially, if you have mainstream stars attached to such films, it works. For a film like Munnabhai or PK, if they have big names attached to them, and the issues are pertinent, it makes a big difference."

Sonam will reportedly play the role of a social activist who helped Akshay Kumar's character based on Arunachalam Muruganantham in promoting menstrual hygiene. The R Balki directorial is slated to hit the theatres on January 26, 2018.