Magazine article Screen International

Sony Partners with Bollywood Star Akshay Kumar on 'PadMan'

Magazine article Screen International

Sony Partners with Bollywood Star Akshay Kumar on 'PadMan'

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Film tells the true-life story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented a low cost sanitary pad-making machine.

Sanford Panitch and Akshay Kumar

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is teaming with Bollywood star Akshay Kumar and Mumbai production house KriArj Entertainment on Hindi-language title PadMan.

Mrs Funnybones Movies, founded by Kumar’s wife Twinkle Khanna, will also produce the film, inspired by the life of Indian entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented a low cost sanitary pad-making machine and revolutionised the movement of cost-effective female hygiene in India.

SPE will leverage its international distribution networks to give the film a global release. …

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