Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor starrer upcoming film Padman preparations are going on. The lead actress of the film, Sonam is learning the Tabla for her character played by her in the film. The shooting of the film has been started a month ago in Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh and she will join the film’s cast there on Monday.
Miss Kapoor seeks training of tabla under 28 year old tabla player and percussionist Mukta Madan Raste from two months.
Mukta Madan is rated as Top performer at National tabla competitions and when asked about Sonam she confirms that ‘ Sonam has been learning how to play the Tabla from me.’
Another insider says that We’ve learned that depending on her schedule, Sonam makes it a points to train with Mukta at least once a week. As the actress plays a tabla player in Padman, she is making time to learn the nuances of playing the instrument. Even while traveling, she makes a music book along and finds time to practice on her own. Mukta also has a small role in the film and she plays a Sarangi player and trains Sonam too..
R Balki’s upcoming social drama film Padman starring Akshay Kumar and Radhika Apte along with Sonam Kapoor and the story of the film is based on a real life story of a social entrepreneur, Arunachalam muruganantham, who took it on himself to provide low cost sanitary napkins to women from poor economics States across rural India.
In the biopic of muruganantham, Kumar plays Muruganantham’s role in the film and Apte plays his wife who leaves his place as soon as she discovers what he is up to. It is also rumored that Amitabh Bachchan will also be a part of the film but it is not confirmed yet