Akshay took to Twitter on Sunday to announce the release date.
Alongside the film’s poster, Akshay wrote: “Not all superheroes come with capes! Bringing you the true story of a real superhero, ‘Padman’ this Republic Day – January 26, 2018.”
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 Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte.
The film has been written and directed by R. Balki.