PadMan, the movie which will always remember for its brave attempt has Akshay Kumar nailing his character for one more time. Backed by some memorable performances of Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte, the movie has been collecting its worth at the box office.
The movie, made on a controlled budget, has set up benchmarks at the box office. following the same template of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha & Rustom, KriArj coupled with Akshay Kumar in hope of earning more than what they invest. The movie collected 6.12 crores on its 1st Tuesday taking its grand total to 52.04 crores.
The list of Sonam Kapoor’s top 10 highest grossing movies has some interesting mix. Her highest grossing movie is, obviously, Salman Khan’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (207.40 crores). Apart from this, Sonam Kapoor has a 100 crore grosser in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (103.50 crores). Padman, within a week, has entered the top 5 in the list. Neerja (75.61 crores), Raanjhanaa (62.75 crores) and Padman (52.04 crores) comprise the top 5 list.
On Sunday night, Sonam took to Twitter, where she shared a few photographs of the workers and the facility in the newly inaugurated toilet.
“I am proud to announce the opening of the first only Women’s Toilet facility at Mumbai Central Station! Hope this will serve as another step forward in our women’s right to clean and safe sanitation,” she tweeted.
In a recent interview, Sonam was asked about the recent evolvement of her career and success of PadMan, she said “PadMan is definitely not all mine. But it’s important for me to be part of cinema that addresses important social issues. There is no point in just doing entertaining cinema anymore. That, to me, would be very khokhla (hollow). There has to be a relevance to it beyond just having a good time at the movies.”
Pad Man deals with menstrual issues and hygiene for women. The film is directed by R. Balki and also stars Akshay Kumar and Radhika Apte.