- Akshay's PadMan will release along with Deepika's Padmaavat
- 'PadMan's achievement is when men talk about issue of menstruation'
- PadMan, directed by R Balki release on January 25
Akshay Kumar's PadMan
is all set for a box office battle against Deepika Padukone's much-awaited Padmaavat
but the 50-year-old actor is not worried about the film's commercial success, reports news agency IANS. "I am not thinking about how much money it will collect from box-office. It doesn't matter to me. For me the biggest thing was when I saw 3-4 youngsters outside my vanity van discussing about issue on menstruation. So I think this is the biggest achievement of this film, when three or four men talk about issue of menstruation," Akshay told IANS, at an event to launch a new song Saale Sapne from PadMan
"It is not necessary for me to think about how much business it is going to do but every morning, when I monitor my social media, I see people are talking openly about sanitary pads and menstruation and that is I feel my film's biggest victory," he added.PadMan
is based on the life of entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented a low-cost sanitary pad making machine. Mr Muruganantham was also the subject of Akshay's wife Twinkle Khanna's short story The Sanitary Man From A Sacred Land
, published in her second book the Legend of Lakshmi Prasad
. Twinkle is also producing PadMan
through Mrs FunnyBones Movies.PadMan
also stars Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte and it is directed by R Balki.
, Akshay will be seen in 2.0
, co-starring Rajinikanth and later in Reema Kagti's Gold
and Karan Johar's Kesari
(With Inputs from IANS)