Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar, who has previously toplined such social dramas as Airlift (2016), Jolly LLB 2 (2017), Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2018) and PadMan (2018), is gearing up to add yet another issue-driven film to his credit.
According to reports, Kumar is reuniting with filmmaker R. Balki after the thunderous success of their maiden venture, PadMan, which opened to great critical response earlier this year.
Titled Mahila Mandal, their next movie is likely to be a woman-centric subject just like PadMan which dealt with the issue of menstruation and hygiene. “The film is being called Mahila Mandal. In keeping with its title, it revolves around women. Nonetheless, the role that Akshay plays is of immense significance,” an industry source divulges the information.
If industry insiders are to be believed, Mahila Mandal revolves around a bunch of women scientists who worked on India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), also called Mangalyaan (2014).
The casting process for the roles of women scientists has also begun and from what we hear a story narration has been given to Vidya Balan and Nimrat Kaur and both the actresses have agreed to come onboard.
We are now waiting for an official announcement of the project.