It looks like actor Akshay Kumar is all set for his next venture, which is a movie based on India’s Mars Mission. Named Mission Mangal, the movie is said to be India’s first space film. It will be a joint production between Fox Star Studios and Akshay’s home production Cape Of Good Films. An excited Akshay has been sharing a picture of the cast of the movie, which will be directed by Jagan Shakti, on his social media pages. Also Read - Akshay Kumar Urges All to Contribute to Ram Mandir-Construction Months After Announcing His Film 'Ram Setu'
In a post on his Twitter and Instagram page, Akshay wrote, “Proud and excited to bring the story of India’s Mars Mission, Mission Mangal to you. Coincidentally the mission was launched on this very date, 5th Nov. 2013. Meet the team and do share your best wishes for our shubh mangal journey. Helmed by Jagan Shakti, shoot begins soon.” Also Read - Akshay Kumar Wishes Wife Twinkle Khanna on Wedding Anniversary With a Post About 'Smiles' And Togetherness
In the picture with Akshay were actors, Sharman Joshi, Kirti Kulhari, Taapsee Pannu, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha and Nithya Menen. Also Read - Amazon Prime Video Series 'Four More Shots Please' Gets Season 3, Kriti Kulhari Makes The Announcement in Style
Akshay said he is delighted to collaborate with Fox Star Studios. He said he is looking forward to deliver meaningful and entertaining cinematic experience to the audience.
“With our combined energies we hope to create content that not only excites but also empowers,” IANS quoted the actor as saying in a statement.
Citing example of their last collaboration, Jolly LLB 2 that turned to be one of the biggest hits of 2017, Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios, said he is happy to partner with Akshay for a three-film deal.
“Akshay is one of the most successful actors who has a fantastic understanding of scripts and changing audience preferences. We are looking forward to an unprecedented collaboration with the National Award-winning actor,” Singh said.
Amar Butala, Chief Acquisition Officer, Fox Star Studios, said, “Akshay has played an immensely valuable role in creating and fronting stories that have not only enthralled the audience but have also inspired change and we hope to bolster that with this partnership.”
The shoot for Mission Mangal will begin in mid November.