"So, I wish him a luck", he said.
The CBFC has announced that Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone starrer film will be issued a U/A certificate. Yes, "Padmaavat" could also have moved, but they needed this weekend more than us. It was a very unusual request considering we were just days away from release.
Kumar told the media that "Sanjay's need is more important" and that there was "no point clashing" their films.
Padmaavat, earlier titled Padmavati, was embroiled in a series of controversies ever since the shooting began.
In fact, Akshay's entire team is with him on this decision. But Akshay agreed immediately. However, Padmaavat is one of the biggest releases of the year, also releasing in regional languages like Tamil and Telugu, along with in 3D and IMAX 3D.
"They should learn from this experience".
Amidst all this, it came as a happy surprise for the fans in Uttar Pradesh who will get to see the film in the theatres without any trouble. By moving ahead by two weeks at the last minute, Akshay sir has shown there can be solidarity in the film fraternity. Covering the midriff of Deepika in Ghoomar song was one of the modifications that the Censor Board had reportedly asked from the makers of the film and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film is presented by Columbia Pictures, Hope Productions, KriArj Entertainment and Mrs Funnybones Movies.
PadMan is based on the life of Tamil Nadu based social activist Arunachalam Muruganantham, who created affordable sanitary napkins in rural India.
The Supreme Court had, on Thursday, struck down the bans imposed by several states on the controversial movie Padmaavat, clearing the way for its release on January 25. We requested Akshay to shift the date of PadMan because he is a big star and it would become hard for us if our films would have released together.