- Radhika Apte spoke about PadMan and Padmaavat's box office clash
- "There is nothing common," Radhika said
- The films will hit the screens on January 25
There is nothing common between PadMan and Padmaavat," Radhika told PTI.
"The audience will be split and it (films) will open to lesser numbers. The opening will be affected, but I don't think it will affect the overall game of a film as people want to watch both the films."
PadMan is based on the life of Tamil Nadu-based social activist Arunachalam Muruganantham (played by Akshay Kumar), who manufactured low-cost machine for sanitary napkins in rural India. Radhika plays the role of Akshay's wife in the film.
The actor credits director R Balki for handling the subject of menstrual hygiene in an entertaining way.
"It is a relatable film. I hope people will connect with it emotionally. We have made the film with a lot of thought and emotion. The aim is not to bring about a revolution but to make people openly talk about it.
"Hygiene of women is important. Whenever an advertisement of sanitary pad comes on television, people stop looking at it. This needs to change."
Radhika says she met Muruganantham's wife only after the shooting as she wanted to approach the character with a fresh perspective.
"I was aware about the story. When you are making a story, you do make certain changes as real life and cinema are not the same. I like the innocence and simplicity in her, which we have retained in the story."
Calling her co-star Akshay a professional actor, Radhika said he was so punctual and strict about his routine that they were able to finish the film on schedule.
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