Bollywood Actresses Who Dared To Talk About Periods Openly
The menstrual periods is a very natural phenomenon that occurs in females. The cycle varies from twenty-six to thirty-five days depending upon the individual’s body and hormonal changes. Since ancient times the word periods or menstruation has been a taboo and our Indian society prohibits any open talks about it.
Times are changing but the society as a whole has not changed much. In the matter of periods, the society still frowns on people who dare to mention anything about it. The release of the film “Padman” has brought about an interesting change. It has now become a personal endeavour of several film personalities to talk about it to spread awareness about it.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
During an event in Lucknow, the famous actress Kareena Kapoor Khan acknowledged the fact that periods are still a closed-door issue and she would like to bring it in the limelight to spread awareness amongst the new generation especially. She encouraged people to promote hygiene during these days as menstrual health is a very serious issue.
Alia Bhatt is the newage sensation in Bollywood and she has dared to speak up for females regarding periods. She has encouraged our society to think positively. At a recent event, she stated that she feels hurt and angry when females are not allowed to enter the temples during their menstruation. It is a part of nature and periods means that a female has the ability to give birth, so, why are they considered untouchable and not allowed to take part in any religious activity was her question.
Twinkle Khanna was one of the first celebrities in India to talk about periods. She mentioned her first experience on an open stage so that people become aware of the fact that there is nothing new about it. It is a natural occurrence and every male has a wife, mother, and sister who experiences periods every month. There is nothing unnatural about it. She encouraged mothers to talk about it openly with both sons and daughters so that both become comfortable with this topic.
Actress Taapsee Pannu feels that it is a myth that women are the weaker section of society. A female who bears periods and childbirth pain can never be called weak is what she said during an interview.
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja is one of the most strong-minded females in the film industry at present. She is never shy in expressing her opinion publicly. Recently she acknowledged that she was aware of periods even before she started having them. In fact, she was so curious that she used to ask her mother regularly when she was going to have them.
We need to address the issue of periods openly to remove the social stigma around it. People must understand and respect the feeling of females who are banned from participating in several events during such days. Misconceptions and myths surrounding the menstruation cycle must be addressed on an open podium is what the actress Parineeti Chopra believes. She has become associated with endorsing sanitary napkins as part of her awareness program for periods and menstrual hygiene.