‘PadMan’ preponed! Will now release on.

New Delhi : The box-office clash between ‘Brothers’ Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra has now been averted.

Khiladi Kumar’s ‘PadMan’, which was slated to release on Republic Day, will now release a day early.

Akshay took to social media to announce the new release date as he wrote, “Superhero ke saath Super Republic week. #PadMan releasing on 25th January, 2018! @PadManTheFilm @sonamakapoor @radhika_apte @mrsfunnybones @SonyPicsIndia @kriarj #RBalki”

In the R Balki-directorial, the ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ star is stepping into the shoes of national hero Arunachalam Muruganantham; the inventor of low-cost sanitary napkins for women in rural areas.

Produced by Twinkle Khanna’s Mrs Funnybones Productions, ‘PadMan’ also stars Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in lead roles. (ANI)