Now, there were rumours that the movie will release with Akshay's another film "2.0", but he denied all that saying he will postpone the date if "2.0" releases on that day.
Today, the makers have released two new posters of the film featuring the leading ladies Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte. Akshay has shared two photos, in which he is seen with Radhika Apte in a photo, and this photo is Black and White. Directed by R Balki, Padman is a biopic on entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham (played by Akshay), who became a popular figure for inventing low-priced sanitary making machines and hence, the name of the movie.
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Radhika Apte has been cast as Padman's wife while Sonam's character appears to have helped him in his venture. The film is all set to release on 26th January 2018 and the team of Padman has started the promotions of the film. Well, it is Radhika Apte's first film with Akshay Kumar, but on the other hand, it is the second film of Sonam Kapoor with Akshay, after Anees Bazmi's film Thank You. Earlier in an interview with mid-day, the actor had said Padman will be moved from the Republic Day weekend if Rajinikanth decides to release 2.0 during that time. He captioned "The STRENGTH behind #PADMAN...", From the picture and the caption it looks like Sonam will be playing a social worker in the film.
Akshay Kumar's Padman is based on the real-life story of Arunachalam Muruganantham.