Khiladi Akshay Kumar needs no introduction. He is one of the finest actors we have in B-Town. With his style and powerful performances he tops the actor list in India. We all are big fan of Aki style and acting skills. His latest film, produced by his wife Twinkle Khanna is based on a true story. Arunachalam Muruganantham, the real Pad Man, distressed to see his wife struggle with menstruation, started making pads for her.
This is because she used pieces of dirty cloth that he “wouldn’t even use to clean his scooter”, he said in an interview. And thus began his journey. Today, his low-cost sanitary-pad-making machines run in 4,800 places in India and in 29 other countries.
Now that a full-on feature film has been made on his story, the importance of his work has reached far and wide. Akshay, Twinkle and the whole team have been in close touch with Muruganantham for the movie, and he has also visited the sets a couple of times.
The film finally released yesterday and, right before it did, Muruganantham had the most heartfelt message.
— A Muruganantham (@murugaofficial) February 8, 2018
As expected, the message made both Akshay and Twinkle quite emotional. Twinkle replied saying, “I’m getting all emotional myself – reading this as I sit outside the screening where friends are watching Pad Man for the first time. Thank you for trusting us with your story Muruganantham. It has been an honour to be a part of your journey.”
I am getting all emotional myself-reading this as I sit outside the screening where friends are watching Pad Man for the first time! Thank you for trusting us with your story @murugaofficial – It has been an honour to be part of your journey https://t.co/TEq9O59CYf
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) February 8, 2018
In fact, the best response actually came from the official Twitter handle for the movie.
— Pad Man (@PadManTheFilm) February 8, 2018
Pad Man had to defer its release date by two weeks to accommodate Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat. The film has received mixed reviews. Out entertainment writer and movie-review expert, thinks ‘Akshay Kumar’s Period Paean Is Entertaining But Flawed’
As far as the box office performance goes, film has seen 20-25 percent occupancy in the morning shows, which is a decent performance and is expected to grow over the weekend. This is similar to that of Akshay Kumar’s previous film Toilet – Ek Prem Katha.
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