Mumbai: PadMan has arrived and how! Akshay Kumar has made a splash on the silverscreen as an unusual superhero. He plays PadMan in R Balki’s film based on social activist Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented low-cost sanitary pad making machines.
Everyone in the film industry is going gaga over Akshay’s Padman and how can Ranveer Singh remain quiet. The bundle of energy that he is, Ranveer decided to pay tribute to the new superhero by doing a special dance with none other than the man in question – Akshay Kumar.
Ranveer took to Twitter to post a cute video that shows him dancing to the Superhero’ track.
Check it out here:
“All the best to my Superhero @akshaykumar for @padmanthefilm ! In theatres today!(sic).”
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) 9 February 2018
The young actor, who is currently relishing all the attention that he has been getting for his performance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat has strongly recommended PadMan.
Also starring Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor, PadMan will narrate the struggles and the subsequent success tale of Muruganantham through Akshay’s character in the film.
Akshay’s wife Twinkle Khanna, who is an interior-decorator/author, has turned a film producer with this venture. She had written about Muruganantham in a short story titled The Sanitary Man from A Scared Land in her second novel The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad.
During an interview with BBC, Twinkle while talking about menstruation and the taboo attached to it worldwide said that it took her a lot of time to convince Arunachalam to give her his consent for making the film. It was only after repeated requests, the man, who keeps low key, agreed to give his nod.
The film was initially slated to release on January 25 but was postponed after the makers of the much delayed Padmaavat requested the producers of PadMan to push its release.