Mumbai: The makers of Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor starrer Padman have unveiled a brand new song from the film. Titled Hu Ba Hu, the track depicts the cute bond between the characters played by Akshay and Sonam in the film.
Sung and composed by Amit Trivedi, the song has been penned by Kausar Munir.
Watch the video of the song embedded below:
Hu Bu Hu highlights the challenges faced by the duo to succeed in their mission. The two characters, who are out on a common mission, are all set to make a revolution of sorts and educate women about the importance of menstrual hygiene. The song also shows how the duo inspires women to take active part in manufacturing affordable sanitary pads.
Directed by R Balki, Padman is based on Padma Shri awardee Arunachalam Muruganantham’s noble initiative to make cheap machines for producing affordable sanitary pads.
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. And the idea of making a film was born thereafter.
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.
Khanna during an interview said she is hopeful that the film will bring a spotlight on something that has been hidden in the darkness for so long.
Padman is slated to hit the silverscreen on January 26.