Even as the whole nation is celebrating the government’s decision on exempting sanitary napkins from GST, the actor Akshay Kumar too expressed gratitude.
The actor spoke on the issue as he had made a film PadMan and went on to win national award.
The actor’s movie PadMan was appreciated for creating awareness on menstrual hygiene.
Expressing his happiness, Akshay took to Twitter on Saturday and wrote, “One of those days when a news brings tears of joy as a cause close to your heart gets fulfilled. Thank you, #GSTCouncil, for understanding the need for menstrual hygiene & exempting sanitary pads from tax. I’m sure crores of women in our country are silently sending gratitude your way.”
The GST on sanitary pads has been cut from 12 per cent to zero.
The film PadMan was produced by Twinkle Khanna and directed by R. Balki.
It featured Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor along with Akshay.>