A superhero need not have wings to be called one. He doesn’t need to wear a mask or have supernatural powers too. Bollywood has an unusual hero in the form of Akshay Kumar in Padman and we can’t stop going gaga over him. The hunk of a superstar unveiled the Padman trailer of the R Balki directorial on Friday and we thoroughly loved it. The film is inspired by Padma Shri awardee Arunachalam Muruganantham’s noble initiative to spread awareness about menstrual hygiene in rural India and produce pocket-friendly sanitary pads.
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‘Padman’ story is written and directed by R Balki of the Cheeni Kum and Paa fame, also stars Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte. Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan will make a special appearance in the film.
This Padman film based on a noble initiative marks Twinkle Khanna’s (Akshay’s wife) debut as a film producer. Interestingly, Twinkle had written about Padman aka Arunachalam in short story titled The Sanitary Man from A Sacred Land in her second novel The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad.
Check out the PADMAN Trailer here:
During an interview with BBC a few weeks ago, 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.
Talking about the project, the debutante film producer, during another interview said, “It’s a wonderful project. It’s a film which will bring awareness about something which has so far been cloaked and shamed and I am very happy to be a part of the film (sic).”
The film scheduled to release on January 26, 2018.