Akshay Kumar will be seen in Padman directed by R. Balki. The movie is loosely based on the life of the entrepreneur Padma Shri Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented the machine that manufactures sanitary pads in low cost.
Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte have been roped in to play the female in the film. Talking about the film Radhika Apte said, "Shooting begins in early March and prep starts this week. The characters speak shudh Hindi so I'll be focussing on my dialect. I've had some readings with Akshay and Sonam and though the film is based on real people, I'm trying to stick to the script and how Balki sir perceives my character."
Apte will be seen playing the role of Akshay's wife in the film. Talking about it, she said, "Akshay's is the main part, but I play his wife and that's a crucial role. In certain films it's not about the length of the role but what your part adds to it.There's a lot of meat in this character and I'm excited."
She was all praises for her co-stars Akshay and Sonam, she added, "I've grown up watching Akshay's films, he's been there eternally and is always in great form. I met him for the first time at the reading and his questions, suggestions and concerns about the script and characters were interesting. I've met Sonam a few times, she's lovely and I'm looking forward to spending time with her at the shoot."
Padman is expected to arrive at the end of 2017.