When "Pad Man" hits the screens on Friday, it will be the first time that actress Radhika Apte won't be present in Mumbai for her film's release. She says the movie is special, but she is busy with the shoot of another project in Delhi.
"Pad Man" was earlier due to release last December, but due to "Padmaavat", it was shifted to February 9. While lead actor Akshay Kumar has been promoting "Pad Man" aggressively at live events, Radhika, who plays his on-screen wife, is not being able to join him.
The actress has made a prior commitment and had allotted her dates for the month for February to shoot her upcoming film in Delhi, leaving her with no dates to accommodate and partake in the promotions of Pad Man.
On her helplessness in marking her physical presence for the promotions of the film, Radhika said in a statement: "'Pad Man' is a very special film. It is unfortunate that the dates of shooting my other film and promotions of 'Pad Man' clashed.
"It is for the first time that I have been away before a film release. However, I am trying to do as much as I can to promote the film even in my physical absence."
She was, however, able to make time to join the movie's press conference in Delhi at the last minute.