Mumbai: Superstar Akshay Kumar will host a special screening of his upcoming movie ‘PadMan’ for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Information and Broadcasting minister Smriti Irani.
Directed by R Balki, the film will hit the big screens on February 9. Apart from Akshay, ‘PadMan’ also stars Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor in pivotal roles.
If sources are to be believed, Akshay is likely to host a special screening of the movie for Narendra Modi and Smriti Irani. The Holiday actor will also request the prime minister to spread awareness about menstrual hygiene through videos.
Sources also reveal that if Modi agrees to Akshay’s idea, Balki will direct five short videos of two minutes each.
“Akshay met up with the PM yesterday. Today’s screening has been arranged for a specific reason. After the screening, Akshay will stress on how the film’s message needs to reach the larger population and will pitch the idea of making educational videos for Doordarshan,” said a source.
As per reports, Akshay will be accompanied by Arunachalam Muruganantham, on whom ‘PadMan’ is based. Arunachalam will speak about the issue of GST and luxury tax on sanitary pads.
On Monday, Akshay hosted a special screening of ‘PadMan’ for Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.