Akshay kumar postpones release of his upcoming movie PadMan on request of Sanjay leela Bansali.
Since PadMan and Padmaavat were both to be released on 25 january, director Sanjay Leelaa Bansali requested Akshay to push back release of his film a little bit.
The movie will now come to theatres on 9th feb 2018.
“He has gone through a lot. It is essential for them to release the film at this time, their stakes are higher than mine,” Akshay said about the Padmaavat director, calling him “a dear friend.”
“I will be greatful to him for a lifetime. This is how we stand with each other,” Sanjay Leela Bhansali said.
PadMan stars Akshay Kumar as A Muruganantham, inventor of a low cost sanitary napkin machine. Akshay’s wife Twinkle Khanna produces while the film is directed by R Balki.
For Balki, who was approached by Khanna and Kumar to develop this story into a film, adapting a real-life story was a departure. The director of films such as Cheeni Kum, Paa and Ki & Ka had consciously steered clear of biopics until he began exploring Muruganantham’s life. During one of the conversations with Muruga, as he is affectionately called, Balki says he was struck by how his model of success and fame had been inverted. “Muruga said he wasn’t a charity organization—though he knew he was doing good for women, he also said he was in a business where making money (by increasing the cost of pads) would make his venture flop. He said, ‘Only if I don’t increase profitability do I have a business. I will become famous but I will be the first famous man who will be the poorest man. Everyone thinks that by becoming rich you become famous, but I want to say that by not being rich you can be famous too.’”
PadMan is a movie that breakes the orthodox spectrum of bollywood movie an is well awaited amongst the young crowd and the fans.