Akshay Kumar is one actor who believes in standing by a cause and working on a film that does full justice to it. Be working on a film like Toilet: Ek Prem Katha or PadMan, which wifey Twinkle is producing, Akshay and cinema have been brilliant for reasons more than one.
Recently, Akshay Kumar opened up about his choice of films and said that he wanted to work in socially conscious films for a long time but only now he has the financial support to take up such projects.
Pad Man is a film that will cater to an important issue, not only in India but in the West as well.
Directed by R Balki, the film that also stars Radhika Apte is based on Arunachalam Muruganantham, whose life and initiative of making affordable sanitary inspired the film Padman, was in the city to promote the film.
Talking about the film, a PTI report quotes the actor saying,
Trying to keep calm but I can’t wait to see you all on 9th February 2018! PADMAN IN 5 DAYS. @PadManTheFilm @sonamkapoor @radhikaofficial @twinklerkhanna @sonypicturesin @kriarj #RBalki #9Feb2018 #PadManBTS
“I always wanted to work and make such films but I was not a producer during that time. I didn’t had enough money but now I can. My wife told me about Muruganantham and then we met R Balki. So we thought about making this movie.”
Akshay spoke about the Padman Challenge which has caught the eyes of celebs like Aamir Khan, Alia Bhat and he explained how the team wanted spread awareness about menstrual hygiene through the initiative.
Talking about the same, Twinkle Khanna said,
“I was doing some research and reading some columns on menstruation and I came across Muruganantham’s story. Immediately it gripped me because this was an incredible story. There were two parts to this story. One part was menstruation where a man was doing something for his wife. It was also a story about innovation where a man was not limited by his educational qualifications or his lack of proficiency in English and he goes on to become an innovator. So even if we want to give a message across, we have to give it in an entertaining way. If it is not going to interest people then they will not watch the movie.”
Starring Sonam Kapoor in a pivotal role, the film will release on February 9.