If doing more than one movie is an art, then Akshay Kumar is Picasso of it. Yes, literally! He is so consistent in doing three to four movies in a year and that too with significantly powerful content that every movie of his a delight to watch in the theatres.
Last year he acted in three films – Jolly LLB2, Naam Shabana and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. While, the earlier two were the sequel and prequel of Jolly LLB (2013) and Baby (2015), respectively, the later one tells the story of a person whose wife leaves to her home after just a few days of their marriage because the groom’s house did not have the toilet. The film was spreading awareness against the open defection in a comic and touchy way.
In Padman too, Akshay is going to do the similar kind of role; spreading the awareness about the menstruation problems women face. It is actually based on the real-life ‘Padman’ of Tamilnadu known as Arunachal Muruganantham, who invented very low-cost sanitary pads for the women. The release date of PadMan has been pushed ahead by a day, and it will now release on January 25.
In a country like India where talking about periods is still considered as a taboo, Akshay’s film ‘Padman’ will make a special space in the audience’s hearts for sure.
From the last two-three years, it seems, Akshay Kumar has made the habit of choosing the topics untouched till now in a typical Bollywood movie. And continuing the tradition, even this year he is back with ‘Padman’ and ‘Gold’. But how does he do it? How can he keep focusing on four films at a time and that too with this much perpetuation, when no other mainstream actors of his age can’t?
When these questions were asked to him in an interview, he gave credit to his father who trained him to follow a strict lifestyle during his childhood. He sleeps at 10 at night and wake up early in the morning at 4! He does yoga, jogging and other exercises and that’s the reason Akshay Kumar is still fit even at this age. He says that he gives roughly 60 days for a film which spares him staying free for more than 150 days a year to spend time with his family in holidays, even after doing four films. Well, we hope that Akshay will do this work continuously and make us awestruck with his brilliance on screen.