Padman star cast - Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte
Padman star cast - Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte

Padman Star Cast: Akshay Kumar To Romance Sonam Kapoor, Radhika Apte In Padman. Directed by R. Balki, it will release in second half of 2017.

R. Balki’s Padman is one of the most exciting films of 2017. It is based on one of the stories from Twinkle Khanna’s recently released book ‘The Legend of Laxmi Prasad’. Padman is a story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social entrepreneur from Coimbatore. While Akshay Kumar is all set to play the lead role in the movie, the makers have finally confirmed the leading ladies for the film. Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte will star opposite Akshay Kumar in Padman.

While Sonam has earlier worked with Akshay in Thank You, this will be the first time Radhika will be seen opposite Akshay Kumar. The movie is expected to go on floors in March 2017 once Akshay completes TEPK. (Read: 2017: Another Big Year For Akshay Kumar)

Sonam Kapoor looks excited to be the part of the movie as she posted on Instagram:

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More About Padman – Arunachalam Muruganantham
Winner of Padma Shri award, Arunachalam is the inventor of a low-cost sanitary pad making machine. He is a man who campaigned extensively for menstrual hygiene in rural India and was known as ‘Sanitary Man’. Akshay will play a lead role of a Padman in the movie.