In what can be termed as a great gesture in the recent times, Akshay Kumar has postponed his Padman movie which was to release the next weekend to February 9th. This was announced today by Akshay Kumar himself in a joint press conference with Padmaavat director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. PadMan was being moved at the request of Bhansali, whose film has weathered months of violent protests, Akshay Kumar announced.
“He has gone through a lot. It is essential for them to release the film at this time, their stakes are higher than mine,” Akshay said. “I will be grateful to him for a lifetime. This is how we stand with each other,” Sanjay Leela Bhansali said in response. It is known that fringe groups are obstructing the release of Padmaavat saying that it insults the Rajput Queen, Padmavati. Even four state governments have banned the movie release until Supreme Court interfered. Aiyaary, the other film that had been scheduled to release on the Republic Day weekend, pushed itself to February 9 soon after Padmavaat release has been announced. So, it will be a solo release for the movie.