Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavat (earlier titled Padmavati) is undoubtedly one of the most controversial movies of the recent times. It is going to release on January 25, the same day when Akshay Kumar starrer “Padman” will hit theatres.
“Padmavat” stars Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in the lead roles while “Padman” stars Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor along with Akshay Kumar.
“Padman” is based on the biopic of Padmashri Arunachalam Muruganatham, the man who not just spread awareness about menstruation in rural areas but also produced low cost sanitary napkins so that every woman can be in a position to use them, especially in rural areas.
The clash of “Padmavat” and “Padman” has given a lot to Twitter to joke about. A Twitter user stated that “Padmavat” is a period movie while “Padman” is a movie on periods. After that, the micro-blogging site was flooded with jokes about this clash and some of them are really hilarious.
Here are few selected tweets:
This is what Sanjay Leela Bhansali should do for smooth release:
Rajasthan Govt still doesn't want Padmavat released. Bhansali should change the name to Padman and tell them it's a 'period' drama
— Rahul da Cunha (@RahuldaCunha) January 8, 2018
Akshay Kumar’s reaction to know about the clash with Padmavat:
— Jersey No 07 (@SuperADianDhruv) January 6, 2018
A period movie vs a movie on periods!
— chaudhary shahab (@XumitWordoo) January 8, 2018
Close to pads:
— devendra thakur (@devwave) January 8, 2018
#Padmavat will release and clash with #Padman so basically a movie, which is based on periods will "whisper" something to a period movie #Padmavat 😬😂#PadmanTrailer #Padmavati #DeepikaPadukone #AkshayKumar #BollywoodNews
— Prashant Nigam🇮🇳 (@prashantempires) January 8, 2018
If both titles are combined:
1) #Padmavat & #Padman, both have 'Pad's'.
2) #Padmavat – A period drama; #Padman – A drama on period.
3) #Padmavat & #Padman, both have 'Ma' in their names.
4) #Padmavat & #Padman, both titles r male centric.
5) If both titles are combined, they create '#Padmavan' garden.
— G Ranjith Kumar (@smm2ranjith) January 8, 2018
Two period films on the same day!
— Funtoosh & 420 others (@_funtoosh_) January 9, 2018
Who all thinks so?
— Sumit kadel (@SumitkadeI) January 7, 2018
Please stop with the Padmavati and Padman clash jokes please. Period.
— Shilpa Rathnam (@shilparathnam) January 8, 2018
— benchchod (@benchchod) December 30, 2017
— Anand J. Singh (@Beingdaring1) January 4, 2018
While others are making "period" jokes about #Padmavati/#Padmavat and #Padman releasing on the same day, I can't even begin to imagine #SanjayLeelaBhansali's state of mind who put his blood and sweat for the former, only to have its name changed with several cuts.
— Divya Vinekar (@WannabeSanyasin) January 8, 2018
Which movie will you watch first – a period film or a film on periods?