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“Why should periods stop women from doing anything?” asks Radhika Apte

India TV Entertainment Desk Mumbai 10 Mar 2017, 10:29:31 IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

The ‘Pad Man’ actress, Radhika Apte stressed on the importance of awareness about a woman’s period in the country. She questioned why should a completely natural process should stop a girl from doing things in life. 

The actress, who is associated with Whisper India as the brand’s influencer, emphasized that a natural factor like menstruation shouldn’t be on a girl’s mind while deciding any activity. It’s important for women to be super-comfortable during those days. 

Pushing this idea, Radhika told IANS over phone from Mumbai: "I think that it is crucial because the constant reminder when you are chumming that 'I am on period' does stop you from doing certain things. 

"For example if I am chumming, I will be like, 'Oh my god I have to shoot a song today', or 'Oh my god, I have to wear this today' or some people say I have extra hours of work, or I don't know should I go for picnic or play Holi. Why should your period which is actually something that you have to go through every month stop you from doing anything."

Radhika will also be seen in "Pad Man", a movie on Arunachalam Muruganantham, who introduced low-cost sanitary pad-making machines.

(With IANS Input)