We all know that Akshay Kumar is all geared up for a biopic titled PadMan which will be helmed by R.Balki. Buzz is that the film is loosely based on the life of the entrepreneur Padma Shri Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented the machine that manufactures sanitary pads in low cost.
Joining the cast is Sonam Kapoor who is said to be having a pivotal role in the film. Now, as per a Mumbai Mirror report, Radhika Apte is also part of the film.
The actress confirmed the news and was quoted saying to Mumbai Mirror, "Shooting begins in early March and prep starts this week. The characters speak shudh Hindi so I'll be focussing on my dialect. I've had some readings with Akshay and Sonam and though the film is based on real people, I'm trying to stick to the script and how Balki sir perceives my character."
The 'Parched' girl will be essaying the role of Akshay's wife in the film. Talking about it, she said, "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."
Meanwhile, she is all praises for her co-stars Akshay and Sonam and added, "I've grown up watching Akshay's films, he's been there eternally and is always in great form. I met him for the first time at the reading and his questions, suggestions and concerns about the script and characters were interesting. I've met Sonam a few times, she's lovely and I'm looking forward to spending time with her at the shoot."
On the subject of the film which is still considered a taboo topic in the country, Radhika said, "It's high time we began discussing these issues without shame or shyness."
Well, we couldn't agree more to what she had to say!