Akshay Kumar is one of the most hardworking superstars of our time. Recently, the actor introduced us to his upcoming project which revolves around India's Mars Mission, titled Mission Mangal. Now the interesting part is, that the cast of the movie includes five actress and two actors- namely, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Vidya Balan, Kirti Kulhari and Nithya Menen, Sharman Joshi and Akshay Kumar.
The first schedule of the movie went on floors last week!
5- Actress star cast is something that we've rarely seen in the industry and while talking about the same, Akshay Kumar shared his thought on the same. He said in an interview that while the Mission Mangal actresses had no qualms about sharing screen space with each other, the same can't be said about the male stars of Bollywood.
"The attitude of 'why should I do it?' isn't there. I don't think five heroes will come together. I don't think so," Akshay Kumar said. The 51-year-old actor further said that Vidya, Sonakshi, Taapsee, Kirti and Nithya came on board Mission Mangal because they liked the respective roles offered to them. "But when I approached them, they were very happy with their roles and were ready to do the film.”
"The script of Mission Mangal demands them to be ahead. They are the real heroes. I am supposed to be behind them even though I am producing it. I am very happy to see these five girls, who are very big in their own way, are not bothered that there are five of them coming together," Khiladi was further quoted saying.
Akshay looks forward to multiple-hero movies in Bollywood, he said, "I hope seven actors come together. Earlier they used to. Rajkumar Kohli used to make those films and even I've done Jaani Dushman." The Housefull star earlier worked with Sunny Deol, Suniel Shetty, Arshad Warsi, Aditya Pancholi and Raj Babbar in the 2002 movie.
Helmed by Jagan Shakti, the film is being co-produced by PadMan director R. Balki and Akshay Kumar. Apparently, the star has signed a three-film deal with Fox Star Studios, Mission Mangal being the first one. In his career, Akshay has worked with Vidya Balan in Bhool Bhulaiyaa and co-starred with Sonakshi Sinha in films such as Holiday and Boss. Akshay also shared screen space with Taapsee Pannu in Naam Shabana.
"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, November 5, 2013. Meet the team and do share your best wishes for our shubh mangal journey. Shoot begins soon," Akshay wrote while announcing this project on Twitter.
Proud and excited to bring the story of India’s Mars Mission, #MissionMangal 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. Shoot begins soon ?? @foxstarhindi pic.twitter.com/SYfSmoZEdb— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) 5 November 2018
On the work front, he is currently gearing up for the release of Rajinikanth's 2.0, in which he plays the antagonist. His other projects including period drama Kesari and comedy Housefull 4 in the line-up for release.