Akshay Kumar's Pad Man makes Rs62 crore nett in first week

Mumbai Actor Akshay Kumar and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray during the inauguration of a sanitary napkin vending machine at Mumbai Central ST bus depot in Mumbai on Feb 15 2018., Akshay Kumar installs sanitary pad vending machine in Mu

Akshay Kumar's Pad Man makes Rs62 crore nett in first week

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to his Twitter account to share the figures. Fri Rs 2.10 crore, Sat Rs 3.15 crore. Total: Rs 68.12 crore. Akshay's Valentine's week release a year ago, Jolly LLB 2, had fared worse than Pad Man, earning Rs73.58 crore in its first week. However, with the release of Aiyaary and Black Panther in this week, the collections of Pad Man seems to have been affected quite considerably. Despite getting an advantage of partial holidays on weekdays (in the first), the film hasn't managed to keep up to the hopes of Bollywood, who had been looking forward to the film to break a box office record thanks to its unique subject - menstrual hygiene.

Compare this to Akshay's film Toilet: EK Prem Katha which made Rs94.21 crore nett in its first week.

Akshay Kumar's latest release "PadMan", which creates awareness about menstrual hygiene, will be made tax-free in Rajasthan, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje announced on February 16, 2018.

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Akshay Kumar starrer Padman has mostly fulfilled it's objective which was to start a conversation about sanitary pads and it's uses in a country which still considers it a taboo and the film has played it's part to the extent it could. The film is based on the story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social activist from Tamil Nadu who invented the process of making a low-priced sanitary pad. Even Hollywood does not have a single film on sanitary pads or menstrual hygiene. "I'm making this film, knowing that lot of people would resist it and would not want to go and see it, or allow their family to watch it. We have tried to do that".

Talking about why he chose to do the film, Akshay Kumar told India Today Television, "Nobody wants to talk about it".

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