Twinkle re-tweeted Akshay's post, and wrote: "And so it begins Padman." Padman is a film based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who is the inventor of a low-cost sanitary pad making machine and has helped spread awareness about traditional unhygienic practices around menstruation in rural India. Akshay Kumar is playing the role of Arunachalam. Padman, also starring Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte, will be shot in a village near Indore. However, the release date has not yet been declared.
Padman, which also features Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in prominent roles, is directed by R Balki and produced by Twinkle Khanna. Akshay is also busy shooting for Toilet Ek Prem Katha and is awaiting his next release 2.0 with superstar Rajinikanth. The 49-year-old actor's last release Jolly LLB 2 managed to do really well on Box Office and scooped over Rs 110 crore. Twinkle and Akshay last appeared together on Koffee With Karan Season 5.