Akshay Kumar’s ‘padman’ is not preponed, will release as per schedule

After delivering a massive hit recently, ‘Toilet – Ek Prem Katha’, happiness knows no bounds for actor Akshay Kumar. The film dealt with the serious issue of open defecation in India. And the actor is all set to bring another important topic in limelight with his upcoming film ‘padman’ which tends to generate awareness in rural areas about sanitary hygiene. Recently, this film was in headlines as there were reports that the release date has been has been preponed. Originally, the film was set to release in the month of April, but these reports stated that it will now release on the Republic Day weekend of 2018.

The reason behind preponing the release of ‘padman’ was that Akshay’s another film ‘2.0’ was reportedly being pushed during the same time, hence the actor decided upon this decision. (Also Read: ‘TEPK’ a propaganda film? Here’s what Akshay has to say…)

However, these reports are completely false and untrue. After these speculations were heard, Pinkvilla contacted Prernaa Arora, who is the co-producer of ‘padman’, to get a clarification on these reports. To which, she replied by saying, “There is no truth to these stories. ‘2.0’ will release on January 2 whereas ‘padman’ will hit the screens as per schedule on April 13, 2018.” [sic]

Well, it turns out that all of these reports were baseless and Prernaa Arora has certainly put an end to it all with her statement. But, Prernaa might won’t be aware of one thing that ‘2.0’ is slated to release on January 25 and not January 2.

Talking about the film, it is based on Arunachalam Muruganantham, a small town entrepreneur from Tamil Nadu who invented the cheapest sanitary napkins, whose story was fictionalised and put into a novella by Twinkle Khanna, Akshay’s wife, a former actress and a writer-columnist-producer now. Directed by R Balki, ‘padman’ marks the debut of Akshay’s wife Twinkle Khanna as a producer.

The film stars actresses Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte playing the female leads and is slated to release on April 13, 2018.