PadMan release date: This Akshay Kumar starrer, which was set for a box office clash with Sanjay Leela Bhansali helmed Padmaavat on January 25, will now no longer be released on that date. PadMan new release date will be February 9. PadMan postponed the release date of the film to avoid a clash with Deepika Padukone starrer Padmaavat. Padmaavat makers had announced the release date of the film earlier this month after they received the clearance from the censor board. Padmaavat, which was initially scheduled for a December 1 release, was postponed for a later date because of the unending controversies and protests on the political end. With PadMan release postponed to February 9, Padmaavat will be a solo release on January 25, trade analyst Komal Nahta said in a tweet. Earlier when asked about the box office clash of both the films Akshay Kumar had said, \u201cIt is not about competition, it is a very big day, a big week, so all the films can come. Both the films can release on that day. \u201cEvery film has the right to release whenever they (makers) want, and I am happy for them,\u201d he told reporters. But now with the release date being deferred it really looks like Akshay did not want to spoil his business because of a clash at the box office. But now the film will clash with Aiyaari and Sonu Ki Titu Ki Sweety which is also releasing on the same day. PadMan is inspired by the life of Coimbatore-based Arunachalam Muruganantham who strived to find a cheaper alternative to manufacture affordable sanitary napkins for the women of his village. The film is being presented by Akshay\u2019s wife Twinkle Khanna. Given the success rate of his films, it will not be an overestimation to say that Khiladi Kumar\u2019s upcoming film is once again set to hit the box office with a bang. Akshay has come out as a champion when it comes to real life and earthy characters and this is a major reason why he very well fits in the role of Arunachalam. Stakes are very high on Akshay after giving some very solid performances in films like Jolly LLB 2 and Toilet Ek Prem Katha. Here is wishing him well.