After Shashi Tharoor owned the stage in 2015, Twinkle Khanna has been invited to speak at the prestigious Oxford Union which is widely acknowledged as the most reputed debating societies in the world. She has been invited to speak about her venture into film production and of course women empowerment in connection with her film, Padman.
At the talk which is supposed to take place on January 18, Twinkle Khanna will talk about why it is important to discuss menstrual hygiene and how the story of PadMan (Arunachalam Muruganantham in real life) has played a big part in creating awareness among rural South Indian population. She is also expected to discuss the need to break the taboo around menstruation and the stigma attached to it globally.
This will also be the first Indian film to be showcased and discussed at the Oxford Union. The society founded in 1823 has since invited world leaders and influencers to discuss topics of importance. Some of the speakers include Shashi Tharoor, the Dalai Lama, Michael Jackson, Malala Yousafzai, Salman Rushdie and Morgan Freeman.