Akshay Kumar

“Padman,” starring Akshay Kumar in the lead, is inspired by the life of Coimbatore-based Arunachalam Muruganantham, who found a way to make affordable sanitary napkins for women in his village. (Akshay Kumar/Twitter photo)

MUMBAI—Akshay Kumar poses as a superhero in a new poster of his next film "Padman," which touches upon the issue of sanitary napkins.

Akshay Kumar shared the new poster on Twitter. He is seen sporting a white kurta-pajama and standing on a pile of cotton.

The caption on the poster reads: "Superhero hai yeh pagla."

"Superhero hai yeh pagla, aa raha hai January 26, 2018 ko (this crazy guy is a superhero, he is coming on Jan. 26)," Kumar tweeted.

Actress Sonam Kapoor also shared the same poster and captioned it: "A great representation of Gandhi's quote, 'Be the change you wish to see in the world.' 'Padman' brings you an inspiring true story this Republic Day."

The film is inspired by the life of Coimbatore-based Arunachalam Muruganantham, who found a way to make affordable sanitary napkins for women in his village. "Padman" also features Radhika Apte.

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