Akshay Kumar starrer 'PadMan' which was scheduled to release on 25th January and was set for a clash with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus 'Padmaavat' has now shifted its release date. Now the film will be released on 9th February.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Akshay Kumar held a joint press conference to call off PadMan - Padmaavat clash.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali said in the press conference, "We requested Akshay to move the release date of his film ahead, he agreed. We will be grateful to him for a lifetime."
Meanwhile, Akshay said that there is no point of clashing now, adding, "His (Bhansali) need is more for this date than mine".
When asked why 'PadMan' moved its release date and not 'Padmaavat', Akshay replied, "They have a reason to release the movie this time. It is really essential for the makers of 'Padmaavat' to release the movie as early as possible. We could have easily come out on the same day, we have 4000-5000 theatres all over the nation and we could have easily shared them. But at the moment the stake of their film is much higher than mine. So, he asked me to do it and I did it".
Actor Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor took to Twitter to thank Akshay for his gesture.
Ranveer wrote, "Big Man with a Big Heart! @akshaykumar ... Grateful to you, Sir ....❤️ Mad Love and Respect 🙏🏽".
Shahid Kapoor wrote, "Thank you @akshaykumar for being ever so gracious. Can’t wait to see #padman. Much love and luck. From team #padmaavat".
Akshay Kumar starrer 'PadMan' will now again face 'Aiyaary' on Box-office.