- Akshay Kumar's PadMan crosses 50 crore mark on day 5
- PadMan was reportedly made on a budget of Rs 90 crore
- "The film has crucial journey ahead," wrote Taran Adarsh
Here's what Taran Adarsh tweeted:
#PadMan crosses 50 cr mark... Fri 10.26 cr, Sat 13.68 cr, Sun 16.11 cr, Mon 5.87 cr, Tue 6.12 cr. Total: 52.04 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 14, 2018
Akshay Kumar's PadMan, which was reportedly made on a budget of Rs 90 crore, is a bit short of achieving the target benchmark set by the actor's previous release "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha", which had earned over 80 crore within five days of its release.
With a holiday for Mahashivratri today and also being Valentine's Day, the film is expected to outperform Monday's collection, reported Box Office India. Bollywood had been looking forward to PadMan, with hopes to break a box office record thanks to its unique subject.
Speaking about PadMan's unique subject - awareness on menstrual hygiene - Akshay Kumar told news agency IANS, "My wife told me about Arunachalam Muruganantham and then we met R Balki. So we thought about making this movie. Even Hollywood does not have a single film on sanitary pads or menstrual hygiene. People always make documentaries but they don't want to make commercial films because they want to shy away from the issue. We have tried to do that."
The film chronicles the journey of social entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham, who manufactured affordable sanitary napkins for the women of his village.
PadMan, which was earlier scheduled to release on January 25, was pushed to February 9, on request of "Padmaavat"'s makers and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
PadMan also stars Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor.