Akshay Kumar postpones PadMan's release date to avoid clash with Padmaavat(Image Courtesy: Instagram of Deepika Padukone, Akshay Kumar)
Recently, Akshay Kumar’s PadMan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’ Padmavati were in headlines due to their upcoming release clash on January 25. But, it looks like that ship has sailed, Akshay Kumar has now agreed to push the release of his flick on February 9 on Sanjay’s request.
In a press conference on Friday, both Akshay Kumar and Sanjay Leela Bhasali announced the postpone of R Balki’s directorial venture ‘PadMan’
Sanjay Leela Bhansali said, ‘’Padmaavat has been made after facing a lot of difficulties, we decided on release date of 25 Jan but it was with Akshay Kumar for release of his film 'PadMan', we requested him to move release date of his film ahead, he agreed, will be grateful to him for a lifetime’’.
On being asked that ‘Why can’t Padmaavat move and PadMan stay?’ the ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ star said, ‘’Because, they have a reason to release at this time. It’s very essential for them to release it as quickly as possible, so I understand it. Yes, that could have also happened, but the point is not about fighting and clashing. But, at the moment the stake of their film is much more higher than mine’’.
PadMan is based on the life of social activist Arunachalam Muruganantham who invented low cost sanitary napkins and created awareness of menstrual hygiene in rural India. The movie also features Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor in lead roles.
On the other hand, Padmaavat has been in headlines since its inception. The movie was scheduled to release on December 1 but was postponed due to protest by Rajput community across the country. Recently, the film received certification from the censor bard and is ready for release.