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Mission Mangal: The film celebrates the power of women scientists says Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar has always been part of films that not only entertain us but also gives out an important message. Some of his inspiring films was Airlift, Rustom and Kesari.Now his next, Mission Mangal, will celebrate the power of women scientists and their achievements.

Talking about the film Kumar says, "I get inspired when a film like this happens in front of me. What a brilliant story this is, inspired by a real incident." He plays the role of a senior scientist in the film based on the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) a scientist who worked on the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM).

The teaser of the film was released yesterday and it is has been received well. You can read about it here.

There is a very important reason as to why he came on board the film. "Few people know NASA sent a satellite to Mars for close to Rs. 6000 crore and ISRO did it in only Rs. 450 crore. Just see the difference. A little common sense and we saved a lot of money. Can you believe this story has not been told yet? 1 want to tell it, that's why I came on board." he adds expressing his admiration for this incredible story of jugaad. 

The story inspired him and he believes that the film is about celebrating the women who made this possible. “This is a work of 17 engineers and scientists at ISRO. While listening to so many real stories of women scientists, I found it amazing how they managed their homes while being so incredible at work. Through this film, I want to tell them that they're great. This movie belongs to these five girls, played by Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Nithya Menon. This is their movie,” he says.

Mission Mangal is directed by Jagan Shakti. Presented by Fox Star Studios, Produced by Cape of Good Films, Hope Productions and Fox Star Studios, the film releases on Independence day that is August 15.

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-Manisha Karki 

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