Shankar’s 2.0, which has Akshay Kumar as the arch villain opposite Rajinikant, was expected to fetch an unheard of price when it comes to distribution rights and it did, given the combined box office clout of both the superstars.
But what is truly unexpected is the news that his Padman, which is wife Twinkle Khanna’s production under Mrs Funnybones banner, too has been picked up at a whopping price. The film, which revolves around a man’s effort to provide cheap sanitary pads, has apparently impressed distributors when they saw the rushes. The film stars Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor in leading roles
R Balki‘s Padman is based on the true story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, the inventor of a low-cost sanitary pad-making machine in India.
Akshay Kumar is playing the lead and Radhika Apte is playing his wife. Sonam Kapoor‘s character in the movie is still not known but she will soon be joing the crew once she returns to India form her family vacation in London.
Produced by Twinkle Khanna, Padman is being shot in real locations of Maheshwar, a town in the Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh, that is 90 km from Indore.