Cast of 'Padmaavat' thanks Akshay Kumar  

Mumbai, Jan 20:  The lead actors of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's much-awaited "Padmaavat" thanked Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar for shifting his film "Pad Man" to February 9, leaving a solo week for "Padmaavat".

Actress Deepika Padukone who is playing the title role in the film, expressing her gratitude to Akshay, wrote, "Only from the heart can you touch the sky - Rumi. On behalf of team 'Padmaavat', a big, big thank you to the team 'Pad Man' for your support and generosity!"

Shahid Kapoor, who also plays a key role, tweeted, "Thank you, Akshay Kumar, for being ever so gracious. Can't wait to see 'Pad Man'. Much love and luck." 

Ranveer Singh tweeted, "Big man with a big heart! Akshay Kumar, grateful to you sir, much love and respect."

The film features Deepika as Rani Padmavati along with Shahid Kapoor playing Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Sultan Alauddin Khilji.

On Friday evening, alongside the director Bhansali, Akshay announced the reschedule release date of his film. Respecting his gesture, Bhansali said, "I will be grateful to Akshay for a lifetime."

"Padmavaat" is releasing on January 25.

Source: IANS