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Did You Know Akshay Kumar Was Not The First Choice For ‘PadMan’? Here Are 9 Facts About The Film

Written By Veda Ramaswamy | Mumbai | Published:


  • As Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar's film 'PadMan' is all set to release this week, we bring you 9 interesting facts about the social drama that you probably didn't know
  1. ‘PadMan’ is based on Twinkle Khanna’s book ‘The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad’ which is inspired by the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social activist from Tamil Nadu, who invented sanitary napkin machines so that rural women can afford it.


  2. Twinkle Khanna first came across Arunachalam Muruganantham’s story while researching for her column that inspired her to write the book.


  3. ‘PadMan’ is Twinkle Khanna’s maiden production.


  4. Besides Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte, the film also stars Amitabh Bachchan in a special appearance as himself.


  5. Akshay Kumar was not the first choice to play ‘PadMan’. Twinkle Khanna had a few actors in mind for the role, but she eventually cast Akshay on R Balki’s insistence.


  6. ‘PadMan’ is Akshay Kumar’s first collaboration with director R Balki, who has helmed films like ‘Paa’ and ‘Cheeni Kum’.


  7. 'Padman' is the first Indian film to be screened at The Oxford Union.


  8. ‘PadMan’ is the only second Bollywood film to be granted access to shoot inside the headquarters of the United Nations in New York City after ‘Half Girlfriend’ in 2016.
  9. ‘PadMan’ was first slated to release on April 13, 2018. The release date was changed to Republic Day 2018 and then altered to January 25, 2018. Akshay Kumar, however, postponed the release to February 9, 2018 to avoid clash with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial period drama ‘Padmaavat’.


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