Akshay Kumar has postponed the release of his film, PadMan, to avoid a box office clash with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversy-ridden Padmaavat. Directed by R Balki, PadMan was supposed to release on January 25 but will now arrive in the theatres on February 9. Sanjay and Akshay held a press conference in Mumbai. Speaking at the press meet, Sanjay said that he is grateful to Akshay for a lifetime for postponing Padman on his request. On the other hand, Akshay said that he decided to make way for Padmaavat because they are a family.
Akshay’s PadMan co-star Sonam Kapoor added: “It is not announced officially, isn’t it? If it is, it is good. There is a need for competition when it comes to films and high time that the film releases. Good cinema is good cinema, I don’t believe in competition. And honestly, I am just happy that the film is releasing, more than anything else, and I hope the film does well. I am pretty sure that there is no official statement from the production house of the film release.”