Sonam Kapoor, Priya Dutt, and Twinkle Khanna were present at the Grand Finale of the ‘She’s Ambassador’ program on Thursday. Mrs. Funny bones during interaction said, she thought she was the first to make a movie on menstruation.
5 short films created by the young girls as part of the She’s Ambassador program were showcased at the event. Pretty Powerful Pad Man awards were also present to the 5 winners of the filmmaking workshop held by the program.
Twinkle who initiated the film ‘PadMan’ concerning the issue of female hygiene, during interaction with young girls said, “It is a great pleasure to be here. I thought we were among the first to make a movie on menstruation, but you girls seem to have beaten us to that (laughs). I was amazed by these 1-minute videos. I would like to thank PVR and the ‘She ambassadors’ program for their forays into education.”
Mumbai Obstetrics Gynaecological Society (MOGS) and PVR Nest, CSR arm of PVR Ltd., partnered for “She’s Ambassador” program – a first-ever health and leadership program to develop health champions.
Sonam while addressing the students sitting in the audience said, “When I was in school they taught us about cleanliness and hygiene but they never thought us about periods, menstrual hygiene or about the biological function. When Balki sir and Twinkle Maam approached me for his film, I was very surprised with the subject matter.
I was very happy that they were making a film on the topic and when I did the film I was very proud to be a part of it.” she added.
While talking about menstrual hygiene Sonam said, “I know as a girl how important it is to feel confident about who you are. Being clean hygienic, confident and getting your period does not mean something is wrong. It actually means you are special, it gives the privilege of giving birth and men cant do that, only you can do that. It makes you amazing and special.”
The program aims to empower young people to make educational and sustainable decisions favorable to healthy lifestyles and social development.
‘Pad Man’ starring Akshay Kumar in lead and directed by R. Balki will release on 9th Feb 2018.