Actresses Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte are set to star alongside Akshay Kumar in ‘Padman’, a biopic on social entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham who invented the first low-cost sanitary napkins in India.
Arunachalam is credited for having innovated grass-root mechanisms for generating awareness about traditional unhygienic practices around menstruation in rural India. Earlier, Akshay took to Twitter to announce the film. However, the release date has not yet been declared.
Sonam announced the new on her Instagram account by sharing the poster of the R Balki-directed movie. Sonam captioned the image, “Thrilled to be a part of this prestigious project. #Rbalki @akshaykumar @missfunnybones @radhikaofficial #padman”
This is the second time Sonam is teaming with Akshay, they have previously worked in 2011 film ‘Thank You’.
Akshay’s wife and actress-turned-writer Twinkle Khanna will produce the film under her new banner Mrs Funnybones Movies.