A new poster from Padman, starring Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte has been released. The poster shows Akshay, wearing a clean and white Kurta Pajama and posing as a superhero, while being surrounded by sanitary pads for menstruation. The poster is quoted with “Superhero hai yeh pagla” meaning, “This idiot is a superhero.” Padman is based on Twinkle Khanna’s book, “The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad”, which tells the story of a social activist from Tamil Nadu, Arunachalam Muruganantham, who was the person to revolutionize the use of sanitary napkins in the rural areas of the state. He created a low cost machine through which the napkins could be retrieved.
Padman is directed by R. Balki and produced by Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna, among others and is scheduled to be released on 26 January 2018. Amitabh Bachchan also has a cameo in the movie.
The release date of Padman was shifted so that it wouldn’t clash with the soon to be blockbuster, 2.0 starring Rajnikanth and Akshay Kumar in the role of the prime villain.
Still, Akshay Kumar’s fans are anticipating the movie greatly and it seems that it will be another socially conscious movie, just like Toilet Ek Prem Katha.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) November 27, 2017