Akshay Kumar is a bona fide superstar with some great and engaging narratives on celluloid to his credit. The actor, after touching upon important social causes previously, is all geared up to tell the tale of Mangalyaan aka Mission Over Mars through his latest release Mission Mangal. As the film is now (August 15) up on the screen, the lead actors of spent days together to generate the right hype and anticipation by heading out on an extensive promotional spree. During one such interview, Akshay, who plays the role of Rakesh Dhawan, the Chief Scientist of ISRO, revealed that he is considering some more scripts on Indian Scientists less known. The actor, who is playing the role of a scientist for the first time hinted at yet another intriguing film in the pipeline.
"I am researching more on Indian scientists who have gone unnoticed. There are some stories of these unnoticed scientists, which I wish I could talk about. Their stories are huge," Akshay told during the interview.
Akshay Kumar in a still from Mission Mangal
Apart from Akshay, Mission Mangal stars Vidya Balan as Tara Shinde, Sonakshi Sinha as Eka Gandhi, Taapsee Pannu as Kritika Aggarwal, Nithya Menen as Varsha Gowda, Kirti Kulhari as Neha Siddiqui and Sharman Joshi as Parmeshwar Naidu. The orbits around the journey of the team led by Akshay to achieve a seemingly impossible task of reaching Mars in India’s maiden attempt, establishing India as the only country in the world to set this record. This is the first time in Bollywood when a feature presentation has been made on Mangalyaan, which was launched in 2013. It is financed by R Balki and Akshay and marks the directorial debut of Jagan Shakti. Presented by Fox Star Studios, Produced by Cape of Good Films, Hope Productions and Fox Star Studios, Mission Mangal released on August 15, 2019.