Pad Man is an upcoming 2018 Indian biographical comedy-drama film written and directed by R. Balki, featuring Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in lead roles and cameo appearance by Amitabh Bachchan, which is inspired from the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social activist from Tamil Nadu. Amit Trivedi composed the music of the film. Pad Man was envisioned to an be awareness film without focusing too much at the commercial aspect. The producers' main agenda was to reach out to a wide audience to create awareness and eradicate the superstitions surrounding sanitary pads that's prevalent and practiced in India till today. As with Khan's previous film, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, they hoped to educate the masses, both women and men, about menstrual hygiene and to stop labelling it as stigma or taboo in the society. Furthermore, it was plea towards politicians to drive their attention towards sanitary pads and making it mandatory across institutions.