Jagan Shakti who makes his directorial debut with Mission Mangal shares a close bond with Akshay Kumar, who plays the lead in the film.
In an exclusive conversation with Box Office India, Jagan spoke about his equation with Akshay and how he came on board. "I was close to him by virtue of Holiday. He makes fun of me, pulls my leg. On a chartered flight, during Kesari, I narrated the story to him. He really liked and he said he would do the film," he said.
"Akshay sir has added a lot of impromptu comedy to the film. He has given some brilliants ideas for some of the scenes," he added.
Given the faith, Akshay has shown in him and his film, Jagan aspires to live up to his expectations. "Akshay sir has trusted me and the script that I narrated to him. I want to live up to his expectations. I really pray to God that it brings in the crowd. He is such a nice and honest person. I want him to have all the glory for the future. I don’t want to let him down," he said.
Mission Mangal which also stars Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi and HG Dattatreya in pivotal roles hit screens today.