Even real-life super heroes need friends – as the newly released song from PAD MAN – ‘HU BA HU’-featuring Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor shows!

 It takes more than one man to start a Sanitary Pad revolution, and ‘HU BA HU’ celebrates the people who come into your life and help you achieve shared dreams, as Sonam Kapoor’s character Pari does as she helps Akshay Kumar (Lakshmikant) bring his invention across the country.

‘HU BA HU’ shows the journey of the two as they traverse India, touching the lives of thousands of women. From meeting individual women to talking at schools and engaging with villagers, the song charts the pair as they grow from two people making a difference from the back of an Ox and Cart to recruiting their own pad women to gaining international recognition at the UN in New York.   


Director R Balki envisioned ‘HU BA HU’ as a song with the core message: You don’t necessarily have to be life partners to change lives. This theme is seen throughout the song as we watch the friendship between Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor develop on screen.

The song shows the growing bond between the pair, as they become closer as they achieve their shared dream. Akshay Kumar took to social media to eloquently explain the different relationships with his friend and wife saying: his wife Gayatri (played by Radhika Apte) is the reason behind his success as Pad Man but Pari (played by Sonam Kapoor) is the strength behind him.



  1. Fantastic work by AK Inspired by our PM to commission this project to help the women of India and perhaps other developing countries. I would like to find out what comments the pseudo secularists and feminists who blew the trumpet of ‘tolerance’ in the early days when Modiji was elected have to say. AK has, after he hit ‘Toilet’ film taken on another stigmatic issue affecting millions of women which no other Bollywood wallah dared and good luck to him for bringing even more such stories.