February 14, 2018
Mumbai: Akshay Kumar starrer PadMan directed by R Balki has decent business so far at the Box Office. The film which also stars Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor is inching closer to the Rs 50 crore mark.
Trade analyst and movie critic Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the latest Box Office collection figures.
He tweeted: “More#PadMan maintains its pace on Mon… Fri 10.26 cr, Sat 13.68 cr, Sun 16.11 cr, Mon 5.87 cr. Total: ₹ 45.92 cr. India biz… Overseas opening weekend: $ 2.31 million [₹ 14.84 cr] (sic).”
The film which hit theatres on February 8 is inspired by Tamil Nadu based social activist Arunachalam Muruganantham’s noble endeavour to invent low-cost sanitary pad making machines. The Padma Shri awardee has also been instrumental in spreading awareness about menstrual hygiene in rural India.
Akshay’s wife – Twinkle, who had written about Muruganantham in a story titled The Sanitary Man from the Sacred Land in her second book Legend of Lakshmi Prasad- has jointly produced the film with SPE Films India, KriArj Entertainment, Cape of Good Films and Hope Productions.
During an interview with BBC, Twinkle while talking about menstruation and the taboo attached to it worldwide said that it took her a lot of time to convince Arunachalam to give her his consent for making the film. It was only after repeated requests, the man, who keeps low key, agreed to give his nod.
PadMan was initially slated to release on January 25 but was postponed after the makers of Padmaavat approached Akshay Kumar requesting him to push his film.