- PadMan trailer released on Friday
- It garnered over 20 million views in two days
- PadMan trailer has been 'liked' over 3 lakh times on YouTube in 48 hours
PadMan actually stars Akshay Kumar as Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented low-cost sanitary napkin making machines. Soon after the trailer released, the real life PadMan tweeted to say: "I'm so moved by the trailer. Thanks to Twinkle Khanna. I don't think anyone could've done justice portraying me like the way Akshay Kumar ji did in PadMan. Great work R Balki and team!"
Twinkle Khanna is producing PadMan as part of her production firm Mrs Funnybones Movies and R Balki directs Akshay Kumar in the movie. Padman also stars Sonam Kapoor as Rhea (who helps the protagonist reach out with his new invention) and Radhika Apte as the onscreen PadMan's wife Gayatri. Amitabh Bachchan, who is the narrator in the trailer, also has a cameo in the film.
Padman Trailer Impresses Everyone.— Arpita (@KhiladiGirlAppy) December 17, 2017
PADMAN HITS 20M VIEWShttps://t.co/AhkKwdWwNN
I'm really really thrilled. Trailer ko kya mast response mila h yaar— Tyler Durden (@IamTylersDream) December 17, 2017
PADMAN HITS 20M VIEWS
A niche movie trailor hits 20M views 346k likes and 17k dislikes in 2 days and like % - 95% Super response for a niche film PADMAN HITS 20M VIEWS— Ankit (@iAnkitbhargav) December 17, 2017
The subject of the movie and now, its trailer, is being widely hailed by celebrities and netizens alike. Hrithik Roshan, Sridevi, Preity Zinta and others have highlighted that PadMan's release will lead to the beginning of a conversation about menstruatual hygiene. Twinkle, speaking to IANS at an event, said: "Something that has been hidden in the darkness, furtively wrapped in newspaper, will finally be in the spotlight so that a young girl can go up to her parents and say that she needs sanitary pads over the ubiquitous fairness creams."
PadMan is scheduled to release on January 26, 2018, when it will clash with Sidharth Malhotra's Aiyaari.