Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has postponed the release date of his much-awaited film Padman to avoid a box office clash with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial film “Padmaavat”.
Padman directed by R Balki was supposed to release on January 25, but now it will arrive in theatres on February 9. Padmaavat makers announced the release date of the film earlier this month after they received the clearance from the censor board.
Various Rajput groups, including Rajput Karni Sena, objected to the content of the film and the portrayal of queen Padmavati.
PADMAAVAT SYNOPSIS –
Set in 1303 AD medieval India, Padmaavat is the story of honour, valour and obsession. Queen Padmavati is known for her exceptional beauty along with a strong sense of justice. She is the wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh and pride of the Kingdom of Chittor. A prosperous kingdom in the north west of India. The legend of her beauty reaches the sultan of Hindustan Allaudin Khilji. The sultan wanted anything that is of exceptional beauty for himself. He lays siege on the impregnable fortress of Chittorgarh.
After a gruelling 6 months, he returns empty handed. He becomes obsessed and now wants to capture Chittor and its Queen at any cost. Khilji returns with a bigger army and raging fury. He attacks Chittor with brutal force and a bloody and fearsome battle takes place between the king and the honour of his Queen. Khilji manages to breach the fortress but it goes in vain as the Queen chooses to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect her dignity.
‘Padman’ release postponed to February 9. Padmaavat will be a solo release on January 25.
PADMAN SYNOPSIS –
Padman is a biographical drama based on the life of the Tamil Nadu-based activist Arunachalam Muruganantham. He worked towards providing cost-effective and hygienic sanitary napkins to the women in the rural areas. It features Akshay Kumar playing the lead role while Radhika Apte plays the role of his wife.
“Padman” will now have a box office clash with Neeraj Pandey’s “Aiyaary”.