Assam’s Urmila Mahanta in Upcoming Bollywood Movie Pad Man
Urmila Mahanta, an Indian actress hailing from Assam is playing a pivotal role in Akshay Kumar's upcoming movie 'Pad Man'.
Directed by R Balki, Pad Man is slated to hit the theatres on January 25. The film will depict the life story of a Tamil Nadu-based social activist Padmashree Arunachalam Muruganantham, who revolutionised the concept of menstrual hygiene in rural India.
Urmila will share the screen with leading Bollywood artists Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in the biopic that aims to remove stigma around periods in India.
In the film, she will don the hat of a real life character who supports Pad Man in his initiative.
A student of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, Urmila has been acting in plays since her childhood and has won many awards.
Previously, Assam's Urmina Mahanta has acted in films like 'Beyond the Clouds' directed by Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi, 'Akiri' starring Sonakshi Sinha, 'Manjhi-the Mountain Man' and Assamese feature film 'Kothanodi'.
She has appeared in various plays, short films and television series, before making her feature film debut in the critically acclaimed 2012 Tamil crime thriller Vazhakku Enn 18/9. She has acted in Hindi, Assamese, Bengali and Malayalam films.
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