Akshay Kumar Padman film banned in Pakistan

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Turns out, it was an idea that Kumar and the makers were toying with, right through the development of the film that is based on social entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham, who devised a low-priced sanitary pad-making machine. Mr Muruganantham felt the need to come up with a convenient solution to tackle menstrual health for women after he learned his wife used newspaper and rags during her menstrual cycle.

Mumbai: Akshay Kumar starrer film 'PadMan' managed to collect Rs 16 crore on its third day, thus taking its total collection to around Rs 40 crore. Based on a real life incident of a man who changed the world with a simple idea, PadMan is about respecting women and empowering them in every way. It was a challenge to create a family movie on a reserved topic of which people don't like to talk openly.

Mumbai: According to the latest reports, Akshay Kumar starrer "PadMan" has been banned in Pakistan.

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That would prevent federal agencies from second-guessing each other and drawing out the approval processes. In fact, getting an infrastructure bill through Congress could be hard even without the gas tax increase.

The film earned Rs 10 crore on day one, the film minted Rs 13.50 crore on Saturday. This has now given the film a solid platform to score a weekend of around 40 crore since 24.26 crore* have already been collected.

#PadMan makes RAPID STRIDES on Saturday. Biz should be STRONG on Sun too. Friday 10.26 cr, Sat 13.68 cr. Padman needs to earn around 90 crores to be called a hit at the box office. It seems that Akshay Kumar's decision to postpone the release date from 25 Jan to 9 Feb is working in the favour of the movie.

There is competition coming in from Padmaavat though since the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film is not really slowing down. Akshay Kumar without any objection agreed to postpone the release.

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