27 Nov 2017
Is Akshay Kumar a social "superhero"?
Akshay Kumar unveiled a new poster of his upcoming film 'Padman' which is being produced by his wife, Twinkle Khanna.
In the picture posted by Akshay, the 50-year-old actor is posing like a 'superhero,' which is also the film's tag-line.
As he gears up for his next socially relevant film, we bring to you reasons why he is the real-life "superhero" of Bollywood.
Addressing the less-talked issue, menstrual-hygiene through 'Padman'
In 'Padman', Akshay essays the role of a real-life activist Arunachalam Muruganantham, who is the inventor of a low-cost sanitary pad making machine.
Muruganantham has worked towards generating awareness about traditional unhygienic practices around menstruation in India.
He was awarded Padma Shri and got featured on Time Magazine's list of '100 most influential people'.
A mainstream actor talking about menstruation, now that's a first!
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
Akshay Kumar's fight with open defecation
Open defecation is a major social issue and to bring it to public notice, Akshay raised his voice through his movie, 'Toilet- Ek Prem Katha.'
In the film, Akshay's struggle to build a toilet inside his house, to win back his wife, became an instant hit.
Even if just one man in real life follows his reel-life character, we would consider it his success.
Gabbar is back
Fight against corruption in 'Gabbar'
A recent incident where the Fortis Hospital, Gurgaon overcharged the parents of a 7-year-old, might have reminded you of a scene in Akshay's film 'Gabbar'.
Through the film, the director was able to highlight a lot of corrupt practices in healthcare that go on around us, and are often unreported.
Akshay's film was an eye-opener for everyone. We need more voices like his!
Not all heroes wear capes, some wear suits too
In this Indian historical drama called 'Airlift', Akshay essays the role of Ranjit Katyal, a Kuwait-based businessman, who carried out the evacuation of Indians during the invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein's Iraq.
Through this film, Akshay told the story, which was not really popular.
Airlift gained huge commercial success and bagged many awards.
Jolly LLB 2
Highlighting Indian legal system through 'Jolly LLB 2'
Hailed as Indian black comedy, 'Jolly LLB 2' was the sequel to 'Jolly LLB' released in 2013.
This courtroom drama satirizes the notion of Indian legal system. It is a story about a lawyer who fights against a powerful and ruthless fellow lawyer.
Through the film, Akshay brings forth the bitter side of Indian judiciary system.
Thanks, man! Keep up the great job.