Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan's Mission Mangal is unstoppable! After enjoying a huge opening, the film continues its dream run despite facing stiff competition from Prabhas' Saaho and Sushant Singh Rajput's Chhichhore. Minting big money, the space drama is not only Akki's highest-grossing film of Akki at the overseas box office but has also raked in big moolah in the domestic arena. Yes, it has finally entered the coveted Rs 200 crore club and honestly, we saw it coming! And not to mention, it is also expected to enter the Rs 300 crore club at the global box office soon!
But that's not all actually! The Akshay Kumar starrer has also achieved another feat and has become the highest-grossing Independence day release of all times! Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and wrote, "#MissionMangal sets another new benchmark in #India: Becomes highest-grossing #IndependenceDay release, surpassing #EkThaTiger... Fox Star Studios' third film to cross ₹ 200 cr mark: #Sanju [₹ 342.53 cr], #PremRatanDhanPayo [₹ 210.16 cr] and now, #MissionMangal [₹ 200.16 cr]." Check out the tweets here!
Earlier, Akshay had spilt the beans on how Mission Mangal happened and said, "It just happened, he sketched out the story to me as I was leaving for a shoot of Kesari. I was bowled over but wondered how he would make it. We don’t make science films and this one was about a space mission. But I liked it enough to tell him, “We’ll make it.” He began writing it with (R) Balki sir. Then, Vidya (Balan), Sonakshi (Sinha), Taapsee (Pannu) and others came on board and we wrapped up the film in 32 days. When a film finishes without issues and negativity, it’s good karma."
Mission Mangal is based on the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), or the Mangalyaan project launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on November 2013, to put a space probe in planet Mars' orbit. It jointly-partnered by Pad Man helmer R Balki and is directed by Jagan Shakti. The film also stars Nithya Menen, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Sharman Joshi in key roles. Anyway, have you liked the film? Tweet to us @bollywood_life!
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