Sonam Kapoor’s upcoming release ‘PadMan’ aims to break taboos pertaining to menstruation, and intends to strike the much-needed conversations. In a country like India where poor hygiene, menstrual ignorance and less access to napkins and sanitation lead to numerous diseases and even death, films like these are a need of the hour. (Also Read: Sonam Kapoor’s more-than-messy hairstyles from this photoshoot are every lazy girl’s dream!)

In a conversation with Mid-day, Kapoor calls her character an “independent woman; a feminist and a big believer in transformation.”

An upholder for gender equality in Bollywood, she has occasionally been accused of not practising what she preaches. She however says she tries to be as blunt possible when it comes to voicing her opinion.

“I’m blunt and straightforward, so much so that my team wants me to run my tweets by them, but I flatly refuse. They often ask me to delete some posts and I tell them no. I look at it as a responsibility,” she said.

In the recent past, the actress has slammed a number of publications on twitter, for floating misleading reports on her rumoured marriage and also her equation with BFF and ‘Veere Di Wedding’ co-star Swara Bhasker.

‘PadMan’, also starring Radhika Apte, hits the screens on 25th of January.