Official: Akshay Kumar’s next is a space film titled ‘Mission Mangal’
Akshay Kumar is the current flag-bearer of patriotic films in Indian cinema. His recent films like Airlift, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Padman, Gold and the upcoming Kesari are all either based on real events or made to create awareness among the public. He has now signed for a space film titled Mission Mangal, which reportedly is about India’s first interplanetary mission to reach the Mars orbit.
Mission Mangal will be made in collaboration with ‘Padman’ director R Balki and helmed by Jagan Shakti. Fox Star Studios and Cape Of Good Films is jointly funding this movie. It is slated to commence from mid-November. Vidya Balan and Tapsee Pannu are also said to be part of this movie.
Apart from this, there are some other space based films getting ready in Bollywood. Shah Rukh Khan is starring in the biopic of Rakesh Sharma, which is titled as Saare Jahaan Se Accha. The movie will be helmed by Mahesh Mathai. Madhavan and Anant Mahadevan are making a movie based on the life of former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan. The movie titled as Rocketry – The Nambi Effect is being made as a multilingual in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and English.