The first song from Akshay Kumar starrer Pad Man released on Wednesday. Titled ‘Aaj Se Teri,’ the song is about finding love in little things you do for your loved ones. Along with the leads Akshay Kumar and Radhika Apte, director R Balki and producer Twinkle Khanna were also present for the launch of the first song of the film.
At the launch, when asked if Akshay was her first choice for the film, Twinkle, said, “No. R Balki convinced me that Akshay should do this part.” When further questioned about who was on her mind when conceptualising the character, she said, “Are you trying to make trouble in my marriage now?”
Twinkle said she had some names in her mind but realized Akshay would be perfect for the role.”I did think of a few people. But again the thing is that if we have somebody who the Indian public idealises, and men look up to and he holds a sanitary pad, then it’s completely a game-changing event.”
She added, “I think Akshay, after seeing the movie and see what Balki has made Akshay do, of course Akshay is very talented himself, Balki has brought out the best in him. So I don’t think anybody else could have played this as wonderfully as Mr K (Akshay Kumar) here.”
Directed by R Balki, Padman revolves around Muruganantham, a social activist from Tamil Nadu, who revolutionised the concept of menstrual hygiene in rural India by creating a low-cost sanitary napkin machine.The film, which also has Sonam Kapoor playing a pivotal role, is set for a January 26 release.
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