As if, actor Akshay Kumar essaying the real life character of Arunachalam Muruganantham, the man instrumental in bringing low cost sanitary pads revolution in India, was not interesting enough, the star-cast of the biopic titled ‘Padman’ has just got exciting, what with names of actresses Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte having been added to the project.
‘Padman’ which is being produced by Akshay’s wife, former actress Twinkle Khanna and directed by R. Balki, will have Sonam and Radhika essaying the leading ladies opposite the ‘Airlift’ actor. While, this is for the first time that, Akshay and R. Balki are joining hands for any project, this will also be for the first time for Akshay to be sharing screen space with Radhika.
Sonam, who has already worked with Akshay in ‘Thank You’, confirmed the news of her having signed the movie on her Twitter account. Apart from ‘Padman’, Akshay also has projects like ‘Jolly LLB 2’, ‘Crack’, ‘Toilet – Ek Prem Katha’, ‘2.0’ and Reema Kagti’s directorial ‘Gold’, lined up for release for the current year.