Twinkle Khanna reveals why she doesn’t support menstrual leaves

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With his film ‘PadMan’, Akshay Kumar has managed to strike conversations about menstruation like never before. In fact, it is almost shaping up as a virtual movement wherein celebrities are posting photos and videos holding sanitary napkins, to harp hard on the taboos surrounding menstruation.

With this, the issue of various organisations offering leaves to their female employees during their menstrual cycles also made to debates. While we hear contrary opinions on the same, ‘PadMan’ producer Twinkle Khanna says she doesn’t buy the idea of menstrual leaves. (Also Read: ‘PadMan’ Akshay Kumar to hold a special screening for PM Modi and Smriti Irani)

“I was a part of a show wherein a lady said she runs more when she is on her period, so that no one can tell her to sit at home because she is weak,” she says.

“A lot of people think women should stay at home, so why give them an excuse to stop women from doing anything. If there is too much pain, then one can take an off just like they do for any other sickness like a stomach ache. Women should not make period a reason to take a leave,” Twinkle adds.

‘PadMan’, also starring Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in pivotal roles, will hit the screens on 9th February.