Akshay Kumar (right), pictured here in a scene from Padman, is one of several Indian film stars who are proving instrumental in highlighting human stories that explore modern Indian society.Akshay Kumar (right), pictured here in a scene from Padman, is one of several Indian film stars who are proving instrumental in highlighting human stories that explore modern Indian society.
Akshay Kumar (right), pictured here in a scene from Padman, is one of several Indian film stars who are proving instrumental in highlighting human stories that explore modern Indian society.

Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar spearhead socially conscious Bollywood cinema wave, through films like Dangal, Padman and Thappad

  • From sexual violence to gay marriage to erectile dysfunction, Bollywood films are increasingly shining a light on taboo topics – and proving a success
  • Two superstars, Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar, have made a significant impact in promoting this trend, both as actors and producers
Topic |   Cinema
Akshay Kumar (right), pictured here in a scene from Padman, is one of several Indian film stars who are proving instrumental in highlighting human stories that explore modern Indian society.Akshay Kumar (right), pictured here in a scene from Padman, is one of several Indian film stars who are proving instrumental in highlighting human stories that explore modern Indian society.
Akshay Kumar (right), pictured here in a scene from Padman, is one of several Indian film stars who are proving instrumental in highlighting human stories that explore modern Indian society.
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