Akshay Kumar has been winning audience’s hearts since three decades and honestly, we can’t have enough of this man. After a successful year at the box office with ‘Airlift’, ‘Housefull3’ and ‘Rustom’, Akki is currently gearing up for two biopics – ‘Gold’ and ‘The Sanitary Man’. While ‘Gold’ is a biopic on Balbir Singh, a former Indian hockey player, ‘The Sanitary Man’ will be about Arunachalam Muruganantham – a man from rural India, who invented a budget machinery to create affordable sanitary pads for women of his village.
It all started when Twinkle Khanna released her second book last month ‘The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad’. It gave the limelight to ‘The Sanitary Man’. The actress-turned-author has fictionalised the story, which is based on a true incident for her book. The inspiration behind the story is Arunachalam, who bore the wrath of his village and community for his commitment to find a way to make cheaper sanitary napkins that could be afforded by women in his village. Rural women until recently would use rags and other unhygienic means and methods. Now, the story will be her first filmy venture. Twinkle stumbled on the story of Muruganantham while doing some research on menstruation for one of her columns. It’s only fitting that the story of this extraordinary man makes its way from the pages of Twinkle’s book to the large screen.
Though the story in the book was penned by Twinkle, she won’t be involved in story-writing for the film. Says a source, “It’s the kind of film that will appeal to Twinkle’s sensibilities. It will be directed by R Balki and will star Akshay. The concept is hers, and will be developed by R Balki.” When we had earlier asked her whether she will graduate to writing for films after having written columns and authored two books, she had said, “I was writing columns, now I’ve written two books. I don’t know what I will write next. I have another job as well. I have an interior store and a candle factory. And between these three, I have enough on my plate. In fact, my plate is overflowing now.”
On the work front, Akshay is gearing up for his next release ‘Jolly LLB 2‘, of which the trailer will be released on 19th December 2016.