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Amitabh Bachchan shoots for cameo in Akshay-Sonam's Padman

The Piku actor continues his streak of appearing in R Balki’s directorial projects.

Akshay Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan in a scene from Padman

Sonal Pandya

Director R Balki doesn’t believe that Amitabh Bachchan is his lucky mascot, but he can’t deny that the veteran actor has acted or had a special appearance in every film project he has helmed.

Bachchan was spotted filming a cameo on Balki’s Padman starring Akshay Kumar. A couple of newly released photographs on Bachchan’s blog show the two actors embracing at an awards conference. The rest of the candid photographs show Bachchan hanging out with Sonam Kapoor and Balki in between filming.

Produced by Twinkle Khanna, Padman borrows certain elements from the life of social entrepeneur Arunachalam Muruganathan who invented a low-cost sanitary pad making machine. The photograph seems to indicate that Akshay is receiving an honour from Bachchan, who plays himself. Bachchan and his wife Jaya also played themselves in Balki’s previous directorial venture, Ki & Ka (2016), starring Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Kapoor.

Actresses Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte are also part of the film. Akshay, Balki and the crew are currently shooting for Padman in Delhi.

Bachchan wrote on his blog about his quick trip to the capital to shoot his cameo: “R Balki shoots a film with AKSHAY Kumar and Sonam at the IIT Delhi, one of the most prestigious Institutes of world reckoning and wishes that I make a small appearance as myself for a few shots .. so in at the early hours and out by the afternoon and back home in Mumbai .. its a home to home trip .. and back to the grind ..”

The rest of the pictures from the Delhi shoot below:

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan with R Balki
Sonam Kapoor with Amitabh Bachchan