Akshay Kumar: Making ‘Mission Mangal’ was a big risk
Akshay Kumar says his latest “Mission Mangal” was not an easy project to make as the space genre till now was an uncharted territory in Bollywood. The Jagan Shakti-directed movie, touted as India’s first space film, follows the scientists at Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) who contributed to the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM).The film, featuring Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari and Nithya Menen, released on Independence Day.
“When we are making it, writing it, lots of people had even told us how much business it’ll do: ‘It’ll go till Rs 60-70 crore.’ Because this genre is not explored, nobody knows.
The actor says he was not expecting this kind of response as the film was a first of its kind in the Indian film industry.
The “Kesari” star said the film is doing great at the box office as children, family audience are loving it.
In the film, the actor shares screen space with five female actors and emphasised that the young actors of today should do more multiple hero projects, which they aren’t being a part of anymore.