A Muruganantham, the man who inspired the PadMan started the #PadManChallenge urging people to take a photo with a pad. Among the two that he challenged were Akshay Kumar and Radhika Apte. And, lo and behold, the stars took up the challenge.
Akshay Kumar wrote, "Thank you for tagging me @murugaofficial
Yes, that’s a Pad in my hand & there's nothing to be ashamed about. It's natural! Period. #PadManChallenge. Copy, Paste this & Challenge your friends to take a photo with a Pad! Here I am Challenging @deepikapadukone @imVkohli @aliaa08"
Radhika Apte too participated and wrote, "Yes, that’s a Pad in my hand & there's nothing to be ashamed about. It's natural! Period. #PadManChallenge Copy, Paste this & Challenge your friends to take a photo with a Pad! Here I am Challenging @ayushmannk @kalkikanmani @aditiraohydari"
Accepting Akshay's challenge was Alia Bhatt who shared a picture of her in the gym, in a very 'casual' position. She wrote, "Just hanging around in the gym.. with a pad :) no biggie! Thank you @akshaykumar for the challenge.. I shall challenge my fellow gym-ers @YasminBodyImage @Sophie_Choudry & @impoornapatel #PadManChallenge"
The trend has obviously caught on with Twitter being flooded with pictures of people posting pictures of themselves with a pad.