Akshay Kumar’s Padman release postponed to February !!

Amidst the Padmavati controversy , where the Karni Sena had banned the film and its release in India it is now all set to release on 25th January , 2018 under the banner “Padmavat” and despite the clearance from the sensor board , it is still facing protests and bans in various parts of the country . On the same day , Padman , an Akshay Kumar starrer movie was also set to release pushing the issue of sanitary napkins and women social empowerment and upliftment.

In support of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s take on Padmavat , Akshay Kumar and team has stated in a joint press conference that they will postpone their film to 9th February .”He has gone through a lot. It is essential for them to release the film at this time, their stakes are higher than mine,” Akshay said about the Padmaavat director, calling him “a dear friend.”

I will be grateful to him for a lifetime. This is how we stand with each other,” Sanjay Leela Bhansali said.

 

After months of protests , renaming the titles and threatening the actors and directors , the movie is finally set to release on the Republic Day weekend.The film has been opposed by the Karni Sena , a  Rajput group who are concerned that Padmaavat, based on the legend of Rani Padmini,  depicts the romance between the queen, played by Deepika Padukone, and Alauddin Khilji, played by Ranveer Singh incorrectly and is causing a cultural damage.

The Censor board has finally  passed the film this month with five edits that included dropping the ‘i’ from the title. Protests continued, with states such as Rajasthan , Haryana announcing they would not screen the film despite Censor clearance. The Supreme Court yesterday ruled against the ban in the states.

PadMan stars Akshay Kumar as A Muruganantham, who invents  a low cost sanitary napkin machine. Akshay’s wife Twinkle Khanna produces while the film is directed by R Balki.  We wish both the movies the best for their box office release.

Which  movie are you excited to watch ?Let us know in the comments below!

 

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