Akshay Kumar's PadMan, a movie about a man setting out to make affordable sanitary pads and create awareness about the "taboo" subject of menstruation, was released two years ago.
On Thursday, the actor took to Twitter to congratulate the team for the movie, and said he is "glad we managed to push the envelope a little on this taboo subject."
"It’s been 2 years to #PadMan and I’m glad we managed to push the envelope a little on this taboo subject. This #MenstrualHygieneDay, I hope we move a step closer towards ending period poverty and breaking taboos surrounding menstruation," the actor tweeted, tagging his co-stars in the movie Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor.
He, however, forgot to tag his wife Twinkle Khanna, who produced the movie. She was quick to point out that with a tweet: "“Err.... You are definitely not part of my next production! #PadMan.”
Soon, Akshay Kumar came out with another tweet, apologising to her and to the director of the movie R. Balki for missing out their names in the previous tweet. "Please mere pet pe laat mat maro 🙏🏻 Missed tagging the team. Apologies to my producer, @mrsfunnybones, director #RBalki and the man without whom Padman wouldn’t be made," the actor wrote.
The movie was based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social entrepreneur from Tamil Nadu who helped to produce cheap sanitary pads by coming out with a low-cost machine.