Akshay Kumar’s Padman, which was earlier slotted for a Republic Day release has now been shifted to February 9, 2018. Following a request from Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Akki and his team made the change in the release date proving how big-hearted he is. For fans of the actor and cine buffs who are waiting for Padman, this alone is something to be proud of. However, there is another reason that calls for celebration. The film has made a record even before its release and has done India and Indian film industry proud. Also Read - Akshay Kumar Shares Hilarious Meme on When He Defeated Renowned WWE Wrestler Undertaker
While there is still time for us all to watch the film, there is an audience of the intellectuals that has already seen and appreciated the film. Padman was recently screened at Oxford, becoming the first Indian film to the showcased at the prestigious university. Twinkle Khanna, on whose book the film is based on and who is also the producer, was invited to the Oxford Union as a speaker and she shared the great news on her social media page. ALSO READ: Sidharth Malhotra’s Aiyaary To Clash With Padmaavat But Not Akshay Kumar’s Padman? Also Read - Prithviraj Starring Akshay Kumar Faces Backlash From Karni Sena, Warns 'Change Title Or Face Consequences'
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Proud about the feat as a producer, Twinkle Khanna expressed during her speech that she wants the film Padman to be more than a movie but to become a movement. She also hoped that before promising Ipads in schools, we ensured that every girl was aware and had the resource to get an sanitary pad. Where commercials would stop showing blue liquid on pads instead of red. Twinkle’s speech was inspiring and talks about the change that societies, globally, urgently need. Let’s hope that when Padman releases on February 9, it is able to bring out some of that change.