Padman new poster: 'Super hero' Akshay Kumar will win your heart

Updated: Nov 27, 2017, 17:23 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has shared a new poster of his upcoming film 'Padman' and it is sure to win fans' hearts. The poster has a tagline that reads, 'Super hero hai yeh pagla'

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has unveiled a new poster of his upcoming film 'Padman', co-starring Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte, and it is sure to win fans' hearts. The poster has a tagline that reads, 'Super hero hai yeh pagla'. While sharing the 'Padman' poster, Akshay Kumar wrote, "Super hero hai yeh pagla, aa raha hai 26th January, 2018 ko: #PadMan! (sic)." 'Padman' is a socio-drama that focuses on menstruation and women's health. Inspired by the life of Coimbatore-based Arunachalam Muruganantham, who found a way to make affordable sanitary napkins for women in his village, 'Padman' is set to release during the Republic Day weekend on January 26, 2018. The film has been written and directed by R. Balki.

 Padman new poster: 'Super hero' Akshay Kumar will win your heart
Akshay Kumar shared this new poster of 'Padman' on Twitter. Picture courtesy: Akshay Kumar's Twitter account

Akshay Kumar sent shock waves in the industry when he announced that his home production, Padman, will hit theatres on Republic Day 2018. It was viewed as hara-kiri by many since Rajinikanth's magnum opus, 2.0, which also stars Kumar as the negative lead, had already booked January 25 for its release.

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In an interview to mid-day as part of the conversation series, Sit with Hitlist, Akshay Kumar finally opened up on the Padman-2.0 debate. When asked if he considers pitting two of his projects against one another a wise move, he said, "There is a lot of false information that is being circulated over both films releasing on the same day. Why would I clash with my own film? It will be either Padman or 2.0."

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Does this imply that Rajini's mega-budget film will be pushed to a later date? Rumours had suggested that Shankar's sci-fi drama wouldn't be able to meet the January 25 deadline as its special effects were not complete. On being probed if 2.0's release will be postponed, Kumar diplomatically maintained, "While Padman is a film that I have produced, 2.0 belongs to Shankar, Rajinikanth and Lyca Productions. They will decide whether they want to release the film on Republic Day. If they do, I will postpone Padman and if they don't, I will go ahead."

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The actor added that his decision to advance Padman's release from April 13 to R-Day stemmed from the fact that a holiday release is an advantageous business proposition.

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