It would have been the first major box-office clash of the year on January 25, but after the much-hyped controversial drama of Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial 'Padmaavat' that was set to hit the screens after a lengthy row, actor Akshay Kumar in a goodwill gesture has postponed the release of his upcoming flick "Pad Man" to February 9. Akshay addressing a joint press conference with Bhansali at his residence stated;
On the other hand, Bhansali is grateful to Akshay for the gesture.Bhansali sir asked me if I can move my film... See, we are one family and I can understand he has gone through a lot, he has put a lot of money, the studio people have put a lot of money. I would want 'Padmaavat' to release solo and would like to wish him luck.
I requested Akshay if he can shift the film because he is such a big star and our troubles might have increased if we would have released the film together.
Actress Deepika Padukone who is playing the title role in the film, expressing her gratitude to Akshay by sharing an image on her official Twitter account which quotes;
He knows all our troubles, so he didn't even take two minutes and said, 'Whatever you want, however you want, I am with you'," Bhansali said, adding that he will be grateful to Akshay for a "lifetime.
https://twitter.com/deepikapadukone/status/954369734019108864 Shahid Kapoor, who also plays a key role, tweeted,Only from the heart can you touch the sky - Rumi. On behalf of team 'Padmaavat', a big, big thank you to the team 'Pad Man' for your support and generosity!
https://twitter.com/shahidkapoor/status/954354645626847232 Ranveer Singh tweeted,Thank you, Akshay Kumar, for being ever so gracious. Can't wait to see 'Pad Man'. Much love and luck.
https://twitter.com/RanveerOfficial/status/954367903813521408 Now, the clash will be between "Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety" and "Pad Man" crowding the February 9 date.Big man with a big heart! Akshay Kumar, grateful to you sir, much love and respect.