Phullu's director accuses PadMan makers of cheap publicity
PadMan might have averted its clash with the magnum opus Padmaavat, but there seems to be a bigger and a more serious clash awaiting it. According to reports, the director of Phullu, which is also a film based on menstruation, has accused Akshay's film of cheap publicity. Here are the details.
According to reports, Phullu director Abhishek Saxena has claimed that the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) has been partial to Akshay, and sidelined Phullu completely by giving it an 'A' certificate. And because of the Adult certificate, the filmmaker has incurred losses. He is not happy with different treatment, inspite of having almost similar plots. Frankly speaking, he does have a valid point.
He further added, "Even we wanted to educate the masses, show the film to school children, but then we couldn't, because everyone told us that your film has an "A" certificate so you can't show it."
Meanwhile, PadMan is all set for a worldwide release on February 9, after postponing its release date from January 25 PadMan is based on the story of Tamil Nadu-based social activist Arunachalam Muruganantham, written and co-produced by Twinkle Khanna. Arunachalam has innovated grass-roots mechanisms for generating awareness about traditional unhygienic practices around menstruation in rural India.