Akshay Kumar postpones PadMan's to February 9 to avoid clash with Padmaavat

Akshay Kumar postpones PadMan's to February 9 to avoid clash with Padmaavat

The official announcement has been made in a joint conference held by Akshay Kumar and Sanjay Leela Bhansali held in Mumbai just now. Pandey, despite claiming that he is still on good terms with his Baby actor Kumar, pushed the release of his film from 26 January to 9 February in order to avoid a clash with both Padman and Padmaavat. This pushing of films ahead has been prompted all because of a simple reason that Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus finally got a nod from the CBFC and the makers locked January 25 as the release date. "He agreed. I will be grateful to him for a lifetime", Bhansali said. It's essential for Padmaavat to release on that day. "I can understand what he is going through". "On behalf of team "Padmaavat", a big, big thank you to the team "Pad Man" for your support and generosity!" The film also stars Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in main roles.

The movie, starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, has been mired in a row after the Shree Rajput Karni Sena claimed it distorted historical facts related to the Rajput community. Padmaavat makers announced the release date of the film earlier this month after they received the clearance from the censor board.

Bollywood's leading tabloid, Filmfare posted a tweet which stated that Padmaavat's director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has requested Kumar to push the release of his film so that Padmaavat does not face more issues than it already has.

Pad Man has been directed by acclaimed director R Balki.

The movie is a biopic based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who makes cheap and affordable sanitary pads for the women of his village and fights for menstrual hygiene. Various fringe groups have threatened Bhansali with dire consequences, if he releases the film.