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PadMan box office collection day 1: Akshay Kumar starrer earns Rs 10.26 crore

PadMan box office collection day 1: The Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor starrer, which aims to break the taboo that surrounds menstruation and sanitary napkins, earned Rs 10.26 crore on its opening day,

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 11, 2018 6:25 am
padman box office day 1 PadMan box office collection day 1: The Akshay Kumar and Radhika Apte film aims to break the taboo that surrounds menstruation and sanitary napkins.

Akshay Kumar and Radhika Apte’s PadMan, which aims to break the taboo that surrounds menstruation and sanitary napkins, has earned Rs 10.26 crore on Day 1. Akshay plays the titular PadMan in this R Balki directorial, based on Arunachalam Muruganantham, a Coimbatore native who invented a low-cost sanitary napkin producing machine. The film takes much of its plot from a short story from writer and Akshay Kumar’s wife Twinkle Khanna’s book The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad. Twinkle has also co-produced the film.

In a conversation with indianexpress.com, trade analyst Girish Johar had said that PadMan is eyeing a collection of Rs 13-Rs 14 crore on Day 1. He also added that in the opening weekend, the Akshay Kumar film could garner as much as Rs 50 crore.

However, Padmaavat is still in theaters and for a film that unintentionally inspired a lot of controversy and even death threats, arson, and vandalism, the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film has had a peaceful run at the box office for quite some time, not to mention a moolah-laden one. It would certainly be a considerable rival to Akshay Kumar’s PadMan.

To which Johar says that Padmaavat has already had a two-week run, and audiences would likely flock to see PadMan in search for new content. Girish said, “The box office collection of TEPK (Rs 134.22 crore) stands proof to the fact that if the content is carried out with a smart and subtle narrative, the masses are not only able to connect with it but they also give out positive reviews. And as far as PadMan is concerned, its trailer has appealed to the audience and they are looking forward to watching the movie.”

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    ranjan bhandari
    Feb 10, 2018 at 2:33 am
    no doubt the movie is inspirational and focus on gender equality , it is oscar winning movie the bollywood has ever made.
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      ranjan bhandari
      Feb 10, 2018 at 2:27 am
      no doubt the movie is inspirational and focus on gender equality , it is oscar winning movie bollywood has ever made.
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        Indian
        Feb 9, 2018 at 7:14 pm
        Waste of time. Money making business. It's government's responsibility to educate the public. PM likes travelling. Taxpayers are suffering.
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          bd
          Feb 10, 2018 at 2:06 pm
          boss don't skip your pills
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          1. Archana Das
            Feb 10, 2018 at 2:13 pm
            Pm does not do sight seeing, he travels to work
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            1. Archana Das
              Feb 10, 2018 at 3:44 pm
              It is not only Government duty. every Indian has responsibility to the community beyond your family. So bro, change your mindset if you want to live in a civilised country. And don't make fellow Indian your servant, noukar. High time we should stop our rotten behavior.
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              1. Biswajit Nayak
                Feb 10, 2018 at 7:46 pm
                Why government,are you not part of India, so it is your responsibility also, Start from your home your view, PM will go each home and educate you on this topic.
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