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'Pad Man' to premiere at Tokyo International Film Festival

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 October 2018, 17:20 IST

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has revealed that his movie 'Pad Man', based on the taboo surrounding sanitary pads in India, will be premiering at the upcoming Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF).

The 'Khiladi' star took to Twitter to post a Japanese poster of the film which will be unveiled at TIFF.

He tweeted, "Here's the Japanese poster of PADMAN! Excited for the film to be screened at the Tokyo International Film Festival!! #PADMAN #TIFFJP #????? @PadManTheFilm @sonamakapoor

Internationally, the film came face-to-face with a controversy as it was banned in Kuwait and Pakistan due to its subject.

The Central Board of Film Censors in Pakistan refused to give a No-Objection Certificate to Akshay's film.

The film, which is based on the life of Arunachalam Murugunatham, details his resolve to makes cheap and affordable sanitary pads for the women of his village.

The flick, which also stars Sonam Kapoor, earned a decent Rs 81.82 crore at the box office.


First published: 11 October 2018, 17:20 IST