Akshay Kumar is on fire this year, with his kitty filled with a number of upcoming movies and his film Padman releasing this Friday. Padman which was supposed to release this Republic Day got shifted to 9th of February, 2018 in order to give a free pass for release to Padmaavat, the magnum opus by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Taking about Akshay Kumar’s career graph at the box office, till date his film Singh Is Bliing has gone on to give him the highest opening weekend grosser i.e. 54.44 crores and following lead is his two other films Housefull 3 (53.31 crores) and Brothers (52.08 crores). For Padman to attain this title, the film has to earn at least 55 crores in its first weekend after its release.
Padman is a biographical drama about a social entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented and provided low-cost sanitary napkins to poor women in rural areas. The film stars superstar Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in the lead. Directed by R Balki and produced by Twinkle Khanna the movie aims to break the walls surrounding the taboo menstruation.
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|Film||Year||Opening Weekend Collections|
|Singh Is Bliing||2015||54.44 Cr|
|Housefull 3||2015||53.31 Cr|
|Toilet: Ek Prem Katha||2017||51.45 Cr|
|Jolly LLB 2||2017||50.46 Cr|
|Rowdy Rathore||2012||48.05 Cr|
|Housefull 2||2012||42.00 Cr|
|Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty||2014||41.00 Cr|
Akshay is not concerned about how Pad Man will fare at the box office. “For me the biggest thing was when I saw 3-4 youngsters outside my vanity van discussing about issue on menstruation. So I think this is the biggest achievement of this film, when 3-4 males talk about issue of menstruation. It is not necessary for me to think about how much business it is going to do but every morning, when I monitor my social media, I see people are talking openly about sanitary pads and menstruation and that is I feel my film’s biggest victory.