Sonam Kapoor, Akshay Kumar show what friends are really for in the new film, PAD MAN – ‘HU BA HU’

PAD MAN releases in North American theaters on January 26

Even real-life super heroes need best friends – as the newly released song from PAD MAN – ‘HU BA HU’- featuring Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor shows! It takes more than one man to start a Sanitary Pad revolution, and ‘HU BA HU’ celebrates the people who come into your life and help you achieve shared dreams, as Sonam Kapoor’s character Pari does as she helps Akshay Kumar (Lakshmikant) bring his invention across the country.

 ‘HU BA HU’ shows the journey of the two as they traverse India, touching the lives of thousands of women. From meeting individual women to talking at schools and engaging with villagers, the song charts the pair as they grow from two people making a difference from the back of an Ox and Cart to recruiting their own pad women to gaining international recognition at the UN in New York.

The song also shows the growing bond between the pair, as they become closer as they achieve their shared dream. Akshay Kumar took to social media to eloquently explain his relationship with his friend and wife saying: his wife Gayatri (played by Radhika Apte) is the reason behind his success as Pad Man but Pari (played by Sonam Kapoor) is the strength behind him.

Pad Man is a fictionalized account of Padmashri Arunachalam Muruganatham, the man who revolutionized the manufacture of the low cost sanitary napkin in India. Lakshmi is a newly married, humble welder from a rural village in the heart of India. Lakshmi’s incredible journey starts when he is shocked to discover that his wife uses an unhygienic cloth during her periods. Unable to afford a branded pad, he decides to make a sanitary pad himself. After several attempts, his irate wife refuses to be a part of his experiments. Lakshmi’s love and concern for his wife, his determination to make the pad, leads him into situations that cause so much shock and embarrassment that it compels his wife to leave him and his village to banish him.

 Lakshmi doesn’t give up. His simplicity of thought, his resilience, his focus and his complete disregard for convention finally leads him to his destiny. A machine that can make a pad! The revolution that follows…from spreading menstrual hygiene, to empowering women, to starting mini cooperatives, to a vision of making India a 100% Pad using country, to accolades, to international glory and to a final resolution of his personal life, makes the rest of the feature “PAD MAN”. His journey to make India a 100% pad using country goes on…even today.

Akshay Kumar takes a ride with his PAD MAN co-stars Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte and the three reveal their confessions in these fun new videos. PAD MAN hits North American theaters later this month on January 26.

The full movie soundtrack is now available including all the melodious songs from the motion picture. Check out the audio jukebox here:

Watch the brand new video for “Hu Ba Hu” which includes scenes filmed in New York City:

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