PadMan movie release date shifted due to Padmavati

The biographical comedy-drama is a fictionalised account of Tamil Nadu-based Muruganantham, who created affordable sanitary napkins for the women of his village.

 Akshay Kumar is flying high on the success of his latest Independence Day release Toilet- Ek Prem Katha. Since past few years the actor has been releasing his films around Republic Day or Independence Day and it has been working in favour of his films. According to the latest update, although Akshay has announced that his film Padman will release in April, there is a possibility that he will advance the release date and might release it around Republic Day. A source says, “Akshay’s Padman is almost complete and he is once again confident of its subject, he feels Republic Day is the right time to release it. Currently his another release 2.0 which features Rajnikanth is slated to release on same day but due to VFX work, it may not be able meet the release date. So if 2.0 get delayed, Akshay might change the release date of Padman.”

Akshay has quite a lot of film in his kitty.  At the moment, he is currently shooting in London for his next Independence Day release Gold, where he is said to be essaying a role of Hockey coach. Apart from this, he is expected to begin Karan”s Battle of Saragrahi, and the biopic on Gulshan Kumar, Mogul.

But due to same release date of both movie Padmavati and Padman the movie padmavati being a controversial movie and its director has requested to Akshay Kumar to postpond its release date and that”s why padman is being shifted to its release date.

Akshay said Bhansali approached him to shift the release of “PadMan” and he decided to push the date as the director had already faced a lot trouble.

“PadMan”, directed by R Balki, was supposed to release on January 25, but now it will arrive in theatres on February 9.

“My film ‘PadMan’ was going to come out on January 25 and ‘Padmaavat’ was going to come out at the same time. I met Sanjay Leela Bhansali at Filmfare press conference and he told me to push the release date.

“We all are here as one family. I want his film to come solo and I wish him luck. He has gone through a lot,” the 50- year-old actor said at a press conference here.

Bhansali, who has stayed away from the limelight due to the controversy surrounding “Padmaavat”, was also present at the press conference.

The director said he is grateful to Akshay for moving his film to February 9 and let “Padmaavat” have a solo release.

“’Padmaavat’ has faced a lot of problem. Akshay Kumar’s ‘PadMan’ was to come on the same date. We requested Akshay to push the release date. His film is also big. He agreed in two minutes. He said, ‘I’m with you’.

“It needs a large heart to do this. I will be grateful to him for life time. Fraternity will be proud of Akshay,” the filmmaker said.

“Padmaavat” makers had announced the release date of the film earlier this month after they received the clearance from the censor board.

The film had to miss its scheduled release of December 1, as it got mired in controversy after various Rajput groups, including Rajput Karni Sena, objected to the content of the film and the portrayal of queen Padmavati.

“PadMan” is based on the life of Tamil Nadu based social activist Arunachalam Muruganantham, who created affordable sanitary napkins in rural India.

“PadMan” will now have a box office clash with Neeraj Pandey’s “Aiyaary”. PTI Continue reading