January 20, 2018 10:45 IST

Akshay Kumar and Sanjay Leela Bhansali come together to avoid Padman vs Padmaavat clash

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On Friday evening, Akshay Kumar, together with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, announced the postponement of "Pad Man", so that Bhansali's "Padmaavat" can get a solo release. Credit: Varinder Chawla
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"Akshay's entire team is with him on this decision," his co-producer Prernaa Arora of Kriarj Films said. "What Akshay Sir did on Friday evening is unheard of. Just a week before our film's release, without any prior intimation, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, a legend in his own right, came to Akshay requesting that we postpone 'Pad Man'," she said. Credit: Varinder Chawla
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"It takes a lot of humility for a man of Bhansali's stature to come forward with such a request. It takes an equally great artiste to agree to such a startling request," Arora said. Credit: Varinder Chawla
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"It was a very unusual request considering we were days away from release. But Akshay agreed immediately. It says a lot about his generous heart," she added. Credit: Varinder Chawla
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Prernaa also scoffs at filmmakers and producers who deliberately pitch their films against one another. Credit: Varinder Chawla