Padman box office collection prediction on opening day: Akshay Kumar is all set to prove his mettle in the upcoming flick PadMan which is set to hit screens this Friday, which is tomorrow. The film starring Khiladi Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor has been the centre of attention for a lot of positive aspects and looks to empower women as well as get rid of a number of taboos in the mind of males here. Call it due to the unconventional theme of the film or its commendable promotional techniques, this film is expected to make a noteworthy impression on the box office, but there is a catch! PadMan, which releases on February 9, is set to hit around just 2000-2500 screens and back-of-the-envelope calculations suggest that the film could earn anything between Rs 13 crore to Rs 15 crore, according to Koimoi. So, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan can breathe easy, no box office collection opening day records likely! Padmaavat, which is still doing well in theatres, is hogging the limelight and PadMan will have to share screen space and that means restricted footfalls that will hurt box office collection. Still, PadMan makers would be hoping that the hurdles do not harm the momentum the film has acquired. PadMan is the solo release this weekend since most films avoided sharing screens with a film which has humongous hype. However, despite being a lone release this Friday, Padmaavat might well threaten the box office collection of the film since it is doing good business two weeks past its release. Being an R Balki film, PadMan has added that extra tinge of hype to the film. The film is based on a real-life hero Arunachalam Muruganatham who took the challenge of making affordable sanitary pads to deal with menstrual hygiene which is till date a taboo in most parts of the country. With this film Akshay Kumar thinks he can bring a definite social change and in fact alter the way the entire menstrual cycle is perceived. Akshay was asked during a media interaction whether PadMan will be able to change the notion of the filmmakers who were previously apprehensive about making socially conscious films since they failed to perform at the box office. \u201dYes I am very sure and I pray for it and I am confident also that there will be a lot of changes. Let me share an instance with you now when I wake up these days and check social media, I see men have started talking about sanitary pads, menstrual hygiene\u2026When have you seen men discussing menstrual hygiene? A day will come when this will change and its high time it changes, says Khiladi Kumar.