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Vidya Balan: There is no denying that Akshay Kumar is the biggest star in Mission Mangal


Mission Mangal starring Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi and Nithya Menen has turned out to be a big hit at the box office. The film took a flying start at the box office on day one and collected Rs 29.16 crore. In three days it is has collected Rs 70.02 crore.

The movie is about the scientists who worked for Mars Orbiter Mission also known as Mangalyaan. Vidya Balan has the maximum role in the film followed by Akshay Kumar and then the other actors. But still, people are crediting the film’s success to Akshay. Recently, while talking about it, Vidya said, “There is no denying that the biggest star in this film and one of the biggest stars in the country is Akshay Kumar. When you talk about the business of a film, you talk in terms of the male actor.”

“But things are changing, we have headlined films, our films are doing well. Hopefully, in a few years, this change will also happen. But as of today, when you talk about the business of a film, you do say that an Akshay Kumar film has earned this much,” she added.

Vidya Balan has been a part of many films like The Dirty Picture, Kahaani, Ishqiya, Tumhari Sulu and others where the credit of the film’s success was given to her.  She was once said to be the new Khan of Bollywood. Even for her performance in Mission Mangal, Vidya is getting a lot of praises.

Talking about her upcoming projects, Vidya has two biopics in her kitty. She will be seen as the Human Computer, Shakuntala Devi on the big screen and will also play the role of Indira Gandhi in a web series. Reportedly, Vidya is also a part of Anurag Basu’s next directorial. It is said that she has a cameo in the film.