First Look: Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte shoot for ‘Padman'

Akshay Kumar and Radhika Apte kick-started the shooting of ‘Padman’ in Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh. The pictures shows Radhika and Akshay cycling at various locations. The couple was shooting for a song. Radhika plays Akshay’s wife in ‘Padman’ which is based on the true story of Arunachalam Murugananthan, the man who found a way to make cheap, affordable sanitary napkins for women in his village.

Akshay  is seen wearing a white shirt and grey trousers while Radhika looks pretty in a saree. For the first time Akshay and Radhika are sharing screen space.

Talking about her role, Radhika was quoted as saying, "Akshay's is the main part, but I play his wife and that's a crucial role. In certain films it's not about the length of the role but what your part adds to it.There's a lot of meat in this character and I'm excited."

The real life Padman Arunachalam Muruganantham had revealed that Akshay's film is a fictionalized biopic. He had said, "They have taken the core of my story and set it in fiction, taking many instances and references from my experiences. It is not a quintessential biography, like Gandhi."

Directed by R Balki and produced by Twinkle Khanna, the film also features Sonam Kapoor.