Akshay Kumar's next project 'Mission Mangal' finally went on floors a day or two back. However, the film already found itself in trouble over a copyright infringement case filed by a US-based filmmaker for the film was allegedly borrowed from her own. Now, one of the film's producers, R Balki has broken his silence on the matter.
Speaking about the lawsuit, he said that when there is a story based on a real-life incident, there are usually many who try to claim it. He said that although there may be many scripts written on India's Mars mission, he assures that their story is original. Balki added that only the core of ISRO's historic mission has been taken, with all characters and their back stories being fictional. He even invited the complainant, Radha Bharadwaj to come read their script and question how can she jump to conclusions without even going through it first.
He also dismissed the whole Atul Kasbekar approaching Vidya Balan with the story angle as he revealed that it was him and director Jagan Shakti who met the actress personally. But he is certain that Atul does not know about this film as it was him and Jagan who has been working on it since 2015. Well, this clarification from the famous director and producer definitely adds a new spin to the whole tale. Meanwhile, the film has officially gone of floors as Taapsee Pannu confirmed the same with a post on Instagram.
In the post, she shared her look from the film where she can be seen clad in a yellow saree and revealed that her character's name is Kritika Agarwal. She captioned it as, ''Kritika Agarwal , Navigation and Communication Department, reporting on duty. #MissionMangal #FirstDay #FireTheEngines.'' The film which features an ensemble cast such as Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi, Vidya Balan and Nithya Menen other than Akshay and Taapsee, is all set to release next year on August 15, 2019.
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