PadMan First Look: Sonam Kapoor says Akshay Kumar perfect person to play Padman!

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One of the popular Indian actor Akshay Kumar with her powerful performances and acting skills succeeded to establish himself as one of the finest actors in Bollywood. He is known for his unique style and comic timing. His movies always comes with social issue that put question mark on the society. Movies like Airlift, Baby, Holiday, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is made on social issues and get good response from viewers as well as critics also appreciated them.

He ruled 2017 with his Toilet Ek Prem Katha where he portrayed the story of a man whose marriage comes under strain after his wife learns that his house does not have a toilet. Now, he is attracting eyeballs with his film PadMan. After releasing two posters and several looks from the film, the actor shared a motion poster in which we can hear Sonam Kapoor teaching Akshay the spelling of PadMan. The way Akshay responds to the spelling speaks a lot about the kind of innocence he will be portraying on screen, and we surely cannot wait to see him take over the screen space as Lakshmikant Chauhan.

If we talk about the Akshay Kumar character in the movie. His character name is Lakshmikant whic is inspired by the life of Coimbatore-based Arunachalam Muruganantham, who found a way to make cheap, affordable sanitary napkins for women in his village. PadMan features an ensemble of actors like Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte.

Arunachalam’s story even inspired Twinkle Khanna so much that she mentioned him in one of the chapters of her book ‘The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad’. Later, she decided to turn producer making it into a film.

Director R Balki feels Arunachalam’s life is nothing less and entertaining as the iconic film Sholay. “His (Muruganantham’s) life itself is equal to ‘Sholay’. It is as entertaining as the biggest masala entertainers… And when you have a life that is so entertaining, why do I need to add entertainment,” asked Balki.

PadMan, directed by R. Balki and produced by Twinkle Khanna, will head to theaters on January 26, 2018. It will be interesting to watch Akshay next Padman as the movie is again based on social issue and also it is a story of a real man. For more updates keep following Circle of Bollywood!