Sonam Kapoor & Radhika Apte to star in Padman
The life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, the revolutionary behind the sanitary pad movement will be made into a film starring Akshay Kumar, titled Padman.
Padman is Twinkle Khanna’s maiden production venture and the film will be directed by R Balki. While there were rumours that Sonam Kapoor would be the lead, it’s now confirmed by the actress herself who took to her Twitter announcing her excitement to star opposite Akshay Kumar.
She wrote, “Thrilled to be a part of this prestigious project. #balki @akshaykumar @missfunnybones @radhikaofficial #padman.”
— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) January 11, 2017
Yes, you read that right! Radhika Apte will also be a part of this project. Apart from this star cast, there are rumours that R Balki might rope in his favourite actor, Amitabh Bachchan to be a part of this project. However, nothing related to this news is confirmed.
Akshay Kumar will essay the role of Arunachalam, who is known as the menstrual man of India. After a lot of research, he introduced affordable sanitary napkins for the rural women of the country as they used unhygienic clothes during their menstrual cycle. He started a revolutionary movement to acquaint these women about the healthier option of using sanitary pads.