It’s Akshay vs Akshay at the box office…. ‘Padman’ to clash with ‘2.0’

Actor Akshay Kumar has been lending his support to social issues both on and off screen. Of late, we see him associate with movies that tackle serious subjects, with a tinge of humour. His last release ‘Toilet – Ek Prem Katha’ dealt with open defecation and hygiene in rural areas, and the issues that women in rural areas faced because of that. The movie became a superhit and further strengthened his faith in movies with a meaningful message. So, as his next movie ‘Padman’ is up for release, the makers have released a new poster along with the final release date of the movie.

Akshay shared the poster on social media with the caption, “Not all superheroes come with capes! Bringing you the true story of a real superhero, #Padman this Republic Day – 26th January, 2018!”

There were several reports that the movie had been postponed to April next year, but now that the makers have shared the release date, these reports can die a slow death. However, one thing is clear that the movie is going to clash with Rajinikanth-starrer ‘2.0’. But, more than Rajinikanth versus Akshay Kumar, we are excited for the face-off of Akshay Kumar with himself as he plays the antagonist in ‘2.0’. Let’s see which movie manages to win the race. It’s a win-win for Akshay, anyway. (Also Read: ‘2.0’ music launch with Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar leaves Dubai enthralled)

Helmed by R Balki, ‘Padman’ marks the debut of Twinkle Khanna as a producer and is based on a novella written by her, which was a part of her book ‘The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad’. The movie also stars Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in pivotal roles.