Filmmaker R. Balki, who is gearing up for his forthcoming film PadMan, starring Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte, says Akshay Kumar is the right man for the film. The film is based on the film of Arunachalam Muruganantham, the inventor of low-cost sanitary pad making machine in India.
PadMan will be releasing on January 26, 2018
"Akshay had asked me if I was sure he should play this part in the film. The first thing that came to my mind was why else would people watch the film.
"I think he is the right guy to play this role. And the only thing we knew at the time was Muruganantham's life. I wasn't even sure how to make it into a film at first." R. Balki said.
Moreover actress-turned-author and also the producer of the film feels that there was no one else to apt to direct the film, which is based on a short story from her book, The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad.
R. Balki believes Khiladi Akshay Kumar has matured as an actor and is consciously moving towards films with social issues mixed with quality entertainment in order to make people think and entertain them at the same time.
Produced by KriArj Entertainment, Mrs. Funnybones Movies, Hope Productions and Columbia Pictures, the film will be released worldwide on Republic Day 2018.