Vidya Balan Exclusive: Mission Mangal has crossed an important milestone of Rs 100 crore today, and there was never a doubt about it. Interestingly, from day one, Vidya Balan believed that her film will do wonders and it has! Within just five days of its release, the movie, based on India's Mars Orbiter Mission, made it to the 100 crore club. Needless to say, team Mission Mangal has more reasons than one to celebrate the super-success. A day after the film released in cinemas and earned Rs 29.16 crore at the box office, BollywoodLife sat down for an exclusive conversation with Vidya Balan. On being asked if she expected Mission Mangal to have a thunderous opening, the actress asserted that she always had a good feeling about the movie.
"From the time I heard the narration, I knew this film is good and it will do well. I don't think much about the numbers (box office), kitna and all. Before Mission Mangal, I never had clarity about how well a film would do. But this time, through the narration, film making process and the promotions, I had clarity," said Vidya Balan, who plays Tara Shinde in Mission Mangal.
Vidya Balan recollected an incident from the promotions of her film and revealed how her co-stars were stunned at the confidence that she had for Mission Mangal's success. She said, "The other day somebody asked how well do you think Mission Mangal will do? And I said very well. The next day, I said very very well and the third I said it will do very very very well. As I said this, Akshay Kumar and others were like - what are you saying? But, I said that I am confident because we made a good and wholesome film - there is humour, human story, the science which is simple and entertaining. Agar aisa nahi hota (if the film wouldn't have worked well), I don't know what I would... (pauses for a bit)."
"I don't know about the numbers, but I am grateful for the fact that Mission Mangal is doing so well," Vidya Balan added.
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