‘I couldn’t be happier for Tina’, says Akshay Kumar on Twinkle Khanna’s maiden production ‘Pad Man’ winning Best Film on Social Issues at the 66th National Film Awards

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Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna are elated as their film Pad Man won the Best Film on Social Issues at the 66th National Film Awards. The announcement about the winners was made today afternoon. PadMan featured Akshay in the lead along with Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor. Twinkle and Akshay both took to social media to express their happiness at the award. Akshay was also extremely happy because Swanand Kirkire won the National Award for Best Supporting Actor for Chumbak, a Marathi film that he presented.

While Akshay was busy with his upcoming film Mission Mangal’s promotion he said, “I was in the midst of Mission Mangal promotions when Tina called me asking if it was true?If Pad Man had actually won a National Award for Best Film On Social Issues. All my tiredness of promotions vanished hearing this news. I remember it was on the sets of Pad Man only that Sonam and I got the news of winning our respective National Awards last year. So life has come a full circle and I couldn’t be happier for Tina for winning this with her debut production and of course R.Balki for putting it all together and the entire team behind Pad Man. Not just that, Chumbak, a Marathi film I presented, Swanand Kirkire won the National Award for Best Supporting Actor for that film. Over all, it’s been a rewarding day.”

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Pad Man is based on the short story The Sanitary Man of Sacred Land in Twinkle's book The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad, which is inspired by the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social activist from Tamil Nadu who introduced low-cost sanitary pads.

Previous to Pad Man, Akshay had won the Best Actor Award for his film Rustom last year. Akshay's co-star Sonam Kapoor also shared a heartfelt post on the film winning the National Award. Check out her post below.

(Source: Twitter/PeepingMoon/Instagram)

 

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