Mumbai: R Balki’s PadMan starring Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor is going super strong at the Box Office. The film with a very strong social message is being showered with love by moviegoers.
The film which crossed the Rs 50 crore mark on Tuesday, minted over Rs 7 crores on Wednesday.
Trade analyst and movie critic Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the latest collection report.
He tweeted: “#PadMan is SUPER-STRONG... Fri 10.26 cr, Sat 13.68 cr, Sun 16.11 cr, Mon 5.87 cr, Tue 6.12 cr, Wed 7.05 cr. Total: ₹ 59.09 cr. India biz (sic).”
#PadMan is SUPER-STRONG... Fri 10.26 cr, Sat 13.68 cr, Sun 16.11 cr, Mon 5.87 cr, Tue 6.12 cr, Wed 7.05 cr. Total: ₹ 59.09 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) 15 February 2018
PadMan is inspired by Tamil Nadu based social activist Arunachalam Muruganantham’s noble endeavour to invent low-cost sanitary pad making machines. The Padma Shri awardee has also been instrumental in spreading awareness about menstrual hygiene in rural India.
Akshay’s wife – Twinkle, who had written about Muruganantham in a story titled The Sanitary Man from the Sacred Land in her second book Legend of Lakshmi Prasad- has jointly produced the film with SPE Films India, KriArj Entertainment, Cape of Good Films and Hope Productions.
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.
PadMan was initially slated to release on January 25 but was postponed after the makers of Padmaavat approached Akshay Kumar requesting him to push his film.
With no other big release in the next few weeks, it would be interesting to see how Akshay’s PadMan performs at the Box Office.