Akshay Kumar is setting the box office cash registers ringing with Padman, the story of Tamil Nadu’s Arunachalam Muruganantham, who revolutionised low cost sanitary napkins for women. The film, that stars Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor as female leads has been raking in moolah and showing steady growth. As per the figures that have come in since its release on February 9 till Monday – the film has made Rs 45.92 crore (India) and Rs 14.84 crore in the overseas market.
And now, the film is all set to get a Tamil remake. Yes, you read that right. According to buzz, the Kollywood audience will get their very own Padman and this time we will have Dhanush step into Akshay Kumar’s shoes. Columbia Pictures that has bankrolled Padman is keen on remaking the story for Tamil cine buffs. There is no news about the female lead(s) as yet and no official confirmation as yet. However, the possibility looks promising. After all, Padman is a story that deserves to be taken to as many people as possible so that it can change those many mindsets and lives of women. ALSO READ: Sui Dhaaga First Look: Varun Dhawan And Anushka Sharma Return To The 80s And We Love It
Since Dhanush has his plate full right now – with his schedule being packed with films like Maari 2, Hollywood debut The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir and Enai Nokki Paayum Thotta, he may give a nod to Padman and make an official confirmation only once he is free of his current commitments. Akshay’s Padman is based on his wife Twinkle Khanna’s book – The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad and it is inspired by the real life story of Arunachalam Muruganantham.