Akshay Kumar opens up on the clash between ‘PadMan’ and ‘Aiyaary’

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Akshay Kumar is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film ‘PadMan’. Recently, the trailer of the film was released and is on the receiving end of a lot of praises. The film is based on the true story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented low cost sanitary napkins for the women in his village.

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But, many would know that the film is all set to clash with filmmaker Neeraj Pandey’s ‘Aiyaary’ which stars Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee in the lead roles. (Also Read: Twinkle Khanna Reveals Akshay Was Not The First Choice For PadMan)

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Akshay Kumar‘s professional bond with filmmaker Neeraj Pandey goes back a long way. Both of them have collaborated and worked on films like ‘Special 26’ and ‘Baby’, which truly showed Akshay’s intense acting prowess.

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Hence, when the star was asked about the clash of ‘PadMan’ with ‘Aiyaary’, he responded by saying that both the films are absolutely different and this word ‘clash’ has actually come from media. The makers of ‘PadMan’ and he have no problem on ‘Aiyaary’ releasing on the same day. He had made his way at the launch of PVR Icon where while interacting with media. Akshay said, “Both the films are absolutely different from each other. Neeraj Pandey (director) is a dear friend.”

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“And, yes, this word ‘clash’ has actually come from media. We have no problem in releasing films. There are around 4,000-5,000 screens in India and my film is screened in 2,800 screens. I think it’s fair enough,” added the actor.

Well, let’s see how these films will fare at the box office as both of them are looking damn interesting.

‘PadMan’ and ‘Aiyaary’ are slated to release on January 26, 2018.

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