R Balki speaks on ‘PadMan’ ban in Pakistan, calls it unfair to women and humanity

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Mumbai :

Makers of the film ‘PadMan’ is currently enjoying the success of the film worldwide but the movie is yet to release in Pakistan.

R. Balki along with the producer Twinkle Khanna appeared at an event to celebrate the success of the film and also hold discussion on taboos related to menstrual hygiene.

On being asked about the ‘PadMan’ banned in country like Pakistan, Balki said "It has been banned only in Pakistan. I think they have their own reasons but I think they are wrong reasons’’.

He added, "You can't ban a film like this. If you are banning this film, then you are actually being unfair to women and humanity because it's not just because of the movie, it's because of a story of this man's life and what issue it's addressing’’.

Even countries of the Middle East has accepted the film, says the makers of ‘PadMan’.

"Strangely, the film's biggest success is in the Middle East. It's the first film to be screened in Iraq and a country where Hindi cinema wasn't released earlier and are conservative in their outlook’’ Balki added.

He also said that the film could have a larger controversy and so many religious and political organisations could have said so many things by they didn’t and actually supported the film.

‘PadMan’ is based on the real life of Arunachalam Muruganantham who invented a machine to produce low-cost sanitary pads and create awareness about menstrual hygiene.

The movie was released on February 9 worldwide.

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