Co-Producer Prernaa Arora Applauds Akshay Kumar’s Decision To Postpone Padman’s Release!

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Akshay Kumar for the past year has shifted his focus to making a movie which a social message and helps to spread awareness about important topics which are considered taboo to talk in our society. His last release Toilet Ek Prem Katha which talked an important issue in his which has been plaguing a section of the country, especially in the rural areas as well as in urban areas and in small towns too. The movie also put emphasis on the importance to develop the sanitation conditions at home, with stress on the reduction of open defecation in public areas, especially in the rural areas of India.

But the actor is known for having a heart of gold and always there for his friends at the time of need. He recently proved it yesterday, when he postponed the release date of his upcoming movie Padman so that his good friend Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie ‘Padmavaat’ business doesn’t affect as the movie has gone through a lot.

The ‘PadMan’ is a true story and based on the life of Arunachalam Murugunatham, the man behind making cheap and affordable sanitary pads for the women of his village. The movie Co-Producer Prernaa Arora, has hailed Akshay Kumar’s decision to defer the film’s release. KriArj Entertainment released a statement stating that “Akshay’s entire team is with him on this decision.What Akshay Sir did on Friday evening is unheard of. Just a week before our film’s release, without any prior intimation, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, a legend in his own right, came to Akshay requesting that we postpone ‘Pad Man’.”

Prernaa Arora further added t takes a lot of humility for a man of Bhansali’s stature to come forward with such a request. It takes an equally great artiste to agree to such a startling request. It was a very unusual request considering we were days away from release. But Akshay agreed immediately. It says a lot about his generous heart.”

Prernaa also requested directors and producers follow Akshay Kumar’s example and solve the issue amicably without getting into ugly fights. She was quoted saying that, “They should learn from this experience. By moving ahead by two weeks at the last minute, Akshay Sir has shown there can be solidarity in the film fraternity. His gesture will be remembered for a very long time.”

She also added the entire team is behind Akshay on this issue and added that “We are all in agreement on Akshay Sir’s decision. There are so many big stars who deliberately look for box office clashes by pitching their films against other big films. Akshay Sir has shown the way to a peaceful co-existence in the film industry.”

Padmaavat actors Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor And Ranveer Singh took to social media and had an emotional message for Akshay Kumar and called him a ‘big man with a big heart’.