Akshay Kumar is teaming up with R. Balki for the first time for Padman, the shooting of which has already commenced in Maheshwari, Indore. Recently he and his leading lady Radhika Apte filmed a romantic song for the movie where they are seen cycling at various locations in the town.
A couple of pictures from the sets have surfaced on the social media. Have a dekko at them here-
The film also stars Sonam Kapoor in a pivotal role who will soon kickstart shooting for the film.
Akshay Kumar And Radhika Apte's Look In Padman
In the said stills, Akki is seen in a white shirt and grey trousers while Radhika paints a pretty picture in a traditional saree.
Film Based On The Incredible True Story Of India's Sanitary-Pad Man Padma Shri Arunachalam Muruganantham
This R, Balki directorial is a true story of real life (super) hero Arunachalam Muruganantham, a school drop-out from Coimbatore who made it his life's mission to provide low-cost sanitary napkins to poor women across rural India.
Radhika Apte Plays Akshay Kumar's Wife
Earlier while talking about her role to Mumbai Mirror, Radhika was quoted as saying, "Akshay's is the main part, but I play his wife and that's a crucial role. In certain films it's not about the length of the role but what your part adds to it.There's a lot of meat in this character and I'm excited."
Padman Is A Fictionalized Biopic
The real life Padman Arunachalam Muruganantham had revealed that Akshay's film is a fictionalized biopic. He had said, "They have taken the core of my story and set it in fiction, taking many instances and references from my experiences. It is not a quintessential biography, like Gandhi."
When Akshay & His Wife Twinkle Khanna Met The Real Life Padman In Mumbai
Before the film went on the floors, Akshay Kumar and his wife Twinkle Khanna who is co-producing the film under her banner 'Mrs Funny Bones Movies' had met Arunachalam Muruganantham in Mumbai to prep up for the movie.