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After Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone thank Akshay Kumar for averting Pad Man-Padmaavat clash

The sudden press conference invite from Akshay Kumar‘s team made us get many ideas. We had an inkling that the actor might be speaking about Pad Man’s release date, he might just postpone it as Pad Man has a lot to lose from a clash with Padmaavat on January 25. That’s exactly what happened. Pad Man will now release on February 9. But the way he did will go down in history. Akshay got Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the director of Padmaavat, to make the announcement. Bhansali thanked him profusely for taking this giant step and now, Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone too thanked him. They are also thanking KriArj Entertainment for this gesture. (Also read: Pad Man avoids clash with Padmaavat, Sanjay Leela Bhansali says he will be grateful to Akshay Kumar for a lifetime -view pics)

Shahid has tweeted about his gratitude saying, “Thank you @akshaykumar for being ever so gracious. Can’t wait to see #padman. Much love and luck. From team #padmaavat.” Interestingly, he signed it off as team Padmaavat. That says what the feeling in the Bhansali camp right now. It definitely is a masterstroke from Akshay’s side. The latter made a mark by just getting the director to put his point across. No one  in the media knew that Bhansali will be there. It was a brilliant move we feel. Viacom CEO Ajit Andhare too thanked Akshay and KriArj Entertainment for this move. Check out their responses right here…

Here’s what Sanjay told to the media while talking about averting the clash…

It definitely is a grand gesture by a superstar. This has never happened before. No superstar till date has shifted the release date of his film, clash or no. But Akshay knew Pad Man needs a solo release for the film to reach places as the concept in the film will take time to grow on others. It is not one of those masala entertainers that people will take to immediately. It talks about a very important cause and needs to move people sufficiently.

 

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