From the time it was declared, R Balki`s `Padman` has been in the news. Akshay Kumar plays the hero in this film is motivated by the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, an Indian business visionary who developed the ease low-cost sanitary pad making machine and altered the development of financially savvy female cleanliness in the nation.
Planned to release on January 26, the film, also featuring Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte, is a dynamic family entertainer. After `Toilet: Ek Prem Katha`, which likewise revolved around the issue of open crap, `Padman` by and by fortifies Akshay`s sense of duty regarding social performers — films that engage and address critical social issues. To guarantee the film contacts the largest gathering of people, Sony Pictures Entertainment is appropriating it around the world, while likewise increase its India division all the while, by collaborating with KriArj Entertainment on the film. Peppy about their new affiliation, Sanford Panitch, President, Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, says, "What makes Akshay and Twinkle (Khanna) special is that they have found a way to make a wonderfully affecting and heart-warming movie that can also bring about a social change. Not only are the movies he makes the kind that the big mass audience enjoys, but he is uniquely successful because he has been courageous about his instincts. We are looking forward to working with Akshay and Twinkle on many projects. "
Calling `Padman` an extremely unique film for some reasons, Akshay says, "It is my wife`s first film from her production house, Mrs Funnybones Movies. She introduced me to Arunachalam Muruganantham and his wonderful story that has a universal resonance and Balki has brought it to life beautifully. Sanford and the Sony Pictures team are ideally placed to take it to audiences worldwide and we look forward to sharing this journey with them."
Eager to collaborate with Akshay, Twinkle and KriArj Entertainment on this movie, Vivek Krishnani, Managing Director, Sony Pictures Entertainment, India, says, "`Padman` will undoubtedly make each Indian glad since it commends a genuine indigenous designer and trailblazer who brought an enormous social change."
Arjun N Kapoor of KriArj Entertainment aggregates it up saying, "This film will be path-breaking in more ways than one and we believe that if there are stories that deserve to be told, this one tops the list. We couldn`t have had better creative forces combined than Balki, Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna to portray this extraordinary tale of an ordinary man.”