Akshay and Sanjay Leela Bhansali organized for a combined press conference to talk about the release of both films on Friday. During the interaction, Kumar said, at the moment the stake of Padmaavat is much more higher than Pad Man.
On Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s request, Akshay Kumar decided to postpone the release of his upcoming film, Pad Man to 9th Feb.
Akshay was asked about the possibility of Padmaavat postponing than Padman, he said, “It is very essential that they release it as quickly as possible and I understand that. The point is not about fighting or clashing. I can tell you that we can both easily release our films on the same day. There are around 5000 theaters and we can both share it. But at the moment the stake of their film is much more higher than mine. He is a very personal dear friend of mine, so when he asked I wanted to do it.”
Aiyaary, the other film that had been scheduled to release on the Republic Day weekend, pushed itself to February 9 soon after Padmaavat’s final date was announced some two weeks ago. When asked about clashing with ‘Aiyaary’ Akshay said, “we will cross the bridge when we come to it”
PadMan, originally scheduled for the Republic Day weekend, stars Akshay Kumar as A Muruganantham, inventor of a low-cost sanitary napkin machine. Apart from Akshay, the film will also star, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor.
The film is presented by Columbia Pictures, Hope Productions, KriArj Entertainment and Mrs. Funnybones Movies.