Recently, the makers of Akshay Kumar starrer Mission Mangal launched the trailer of the film. The movie is based on ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission also known as Mangalyaan and there were speculations that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a cameo in the film.
At the trailer launch event, when Akshay Kumar was asked by PM Modi’s cameo, the actor replied, “Aap suni-sunayi baat pe vishwas na karein. Jab aana hoga, main aapko khud hi bata dunga. (Please don’t believe hearsay. When he makes an appearance, I will tell you myself.)”
Directed by Jagan Shakti, Mission Mangal also stars Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi and Nithya Menen in the lead roles. The film is slated to release on 15th August 2019 and Akshay revealed at the event that the day film releases Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) completes 50 years.
He said, “Yeh picture August 15, 2019 ko release ho rahi hai. Ek bohot hi ittefaq ki baat hai ki ISRO jo hai woh August 15, 1969 ko shuru hua tha. Hum jab release kar rahe hai, 50 saal ISRO ke poore honge. Aur yeh ek ittefaq hai. Humne kuch socha nahi tha. (This film is releasing on August 15, 2019. Coincidentally, ISRO was founded on August 15, 1969. The day we are releasing, ISRO completes 50 years. And this is a coincidence. We had not planned anything).”
Mission Mangal will mainly focus on the women scientists who worked for the mission. The trailer has received a great response and has generated curiosity among the moviegoers to watch the film.
The movie will be clashing at the box office with John Abraham starrer Batla House. Last year on 15th August also it was Akshay Kumar vs John Abraham at the box office. Akshay’s Gold had clashed with John’s Satyameva Jayate. Both the films did quite well at the box office.