Actor Akshay Kumar shared a long post on Twitter dedicated to his upcoming film 'Mission Mangal'. He announced that the film is based on a true story of India's mission to mars, and will be released on Independence Day. He wrote, "#MissionMangal, a film which I hope will inspire as much as entertain. A film which I’ve done specially for my daughter and children of her age to familiarise them with the incredible true story of India’s mission to Mars!".
Kumar added, "For several years Hollywood made movies and TV shows like Star Trek, Star Wars, Gravity etc., this inspired an entire generation of inventors, scientists and explorers. I have always wanted to be part of one such movie... a movie that inspires our future generations... one that celebrates imagination and curiosity. 'Mission Mangal' is that film for me... a film that I hope, will inspire as much as it will entertain. Based on the incredible true story of India’s mission to Mars, 'Mission Mangal' is a film about ordinary people achieving the extraordinary... a story that proves that creativity, ideas and dreams have no limit... just like the sky! This Independence Day - the sky is not the limit".
Produced by Balki and directed by Jagan Shakti, the movie is touted to be a space drama and stars Kriti Kulhari, Vidya Balan, Sharman Joshi and Taapsee Pannu. Shooting for the film was completed earlier this year, and Pannu shared a picture announcing the wrap up. She wrote, "End of an another beautiful journey. #MissionMangal comes to an end for ‘Kritika Aggarwal’ With such wonderful actors together in one frame it was truly an experience to treasure and cherish. 15-08-19 will be the celebration of this super power called India: @akshaykumar".