Slated for release next year on January 26, India's Republic Day, Padman is based on the true story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, the man who built machines to enable women in rural areas to manufacture low-priced sanitary pads for their communities.
After creating a lot of buzz around the film, Akshay finally unveiled the trailer on Friday morning.
On a lighter note, there's one thing common about both of them - both believe in breaking stereotypes and to see these path-breaker actors in one frame will be such a delightful treat! They may be called insane by the rest of the world, but it's their insane ideas that end up changing the world ultimately.
The trailer starts off with narration from Amitabh Bachchan, declaring "Pad Man" as India's answer to American superheroes like Superman, Spiderman and Batman. One doesn't need statistics to know (a quick look at every major city - burgeoning with people it doesn't know where to house, will suffice) that as a country, India needs to use more condoms, not less - given our 1.3 billion-strong population, and growing at a rapid pace. Akshay is like any other common guy but he is sensitive to the sufferings of his wife, sisters and other women of the society and hence he is striving to make life easier for them. I do not mind who I offend or whose stomach I turn by being bold, this is not the Stone Age; menstruating is natural."The movie produced actor Akshay Kumar wife Twinkle Khanna's Mrs Funnybones Productions also stars Sonam Kapoor". PadMan is a project Akshay and Twinkle were eager to bring on the big screen for a long time.
Despite being a film that discusses sanitary health, R Balki hasn't refrained from adding humour touch to this Akshay Kumar starrer!
Thank you Akshay Kumar, for choosing a film like this and yes, you're indeed our SUPERHERO!