The film which was initially slated to release on January 26, Republic Day, will now release a day before.
He tweeted: “Superhero ke saath Super Republic week. #PadMan releasing on 25th January, 2018! @PadManTheFilm @sonamakapoor @radhika_apte @mrsfunnybones @SonyPicsIndia @kriarj #RBalki (sic).”
For the unversed, Padman is inspired by Padma Shri awardee Arunachalam Muruganantham,the man who was instrumental in making machines that could produce affordable sanitary napkins for women in rural India and also create awareness about menstrual hygiene.
Padman written and directed by R Balki of the Cheeni Kum and Paa fame will see Amitabh Bachchan making a special appearance. The film also stars Radhika Apte (as Akshay’s on screen wife) and Sonam Kapoor.
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.
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.