New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has delivered yet another hit with 'PadMan'. His latest outing talks about menstrual hygiene and addresses the problem of periods.
Noted film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and shared the latest figures.
Check it out here:
#PadMan showed GOOD TRENDING over the weekend... Starting on ordinary levels, the momentum over the weekend helped put up a credible total... Word of mouth is strong... Weekdays are crucial... Fri 10.26 cr, Sat 13.68 cr, Sun 16.11 cr. Total: ₹ 40.05 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 12, 2018
'PadMan' has been helmed by R Balki and is Twinkle Khanna's maiden production venture. It features Akshay in the lead with Radhika Apte playing his on-screen wife. Sonam Kapoor stars in a pivotal role.
The film is based on the real-life incident of Arunachalam Muruganantham—the man whose initiative to invent low-cost sanitary pad making machines in rural India helped not only his wife but other women in his village to lead a hygienic life.
Interestingly, Twinkle had mentioned about the story of 'Padman' aka Arunachalam in the final short story titled ‘The Sanitary Man from A Sacred Land’ in her second novel ‘The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad’. Several B-Towners backed the film by posing a sanitary pad as part of the 'PadMan Challenge' and posted the pictures on social media.
'PadMan' hit the screens on February 9, 2018. The film is getting a solid positive word of mouth publicity and it will surely reflect on the figures.