The much-celebrated science drama 'Mission Mangal' sets another new benchmark collecting over Rs. 200 Crore mark at the box office within a month of its release. As per media reports, the film has emerged as the highest-grossing Independence Day release surpassing Salman Khan 'Ek Tha Tiger'. Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh took to social media and made the announcement of the same. In a recent post, he revealed that the film has grossed Rs. 200.16 crores and has become Fox Star Studios' third film to cross Rs. 200 cr mark.
#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].— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 13, 2019
To celebrate the remarkable achievement of the film, Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha, who played ISRO scientist, propulsion control, Eka Gandi in the film took to social media and shared a heartwarming post congratulated the team. She shared a motion poster of the film and said that it was an honor to play a character which represented a 'self-made, Independent, modern Indian woman'. She further stated that the character Eka Gandhi will always hold a special position in her heart.
Talking about 'Mission Mangal's success she said, "200 crores for 'Mission Mangal' isn't just a collection, it is an amazing feeling to know that the film has reached out to so many... POORI DUNIYA SE KAHO COPY THAT ❤️"
Sonakshi Sinha further congratulated the team and extended a 'big thank you' to the Indian Space Research Organisation.
Meanwhile, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar whose character ISRO scientist Rakesh Dhawan led the project in the film, also came forward to celebrate the occasion. He also shared the motion poster on Twitter and hailed how their came together like a jigsaw puzzle, with every piece fitting in perfectly
"Our film, Mission Mangal just like this jigsaw puzzle came together with every piece fitting in perfectly and with your love & appreciation reached the 200 crores milestone," Akshay Kumar wrote in the post.
This is such a lovely creative Bhushan...our film, Mission Mangal just like this jigsaw puzzle came together with every piece fitting in perfectly and with your love & appreciation reached the 200 crores milestone 😁 https://t.co/5x8WXUCoZ1— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) September 13, 2019
Akshay Kumar's latest outing 'Mission Mangal' which released on August 15, this year, emerged as his biggest opener. The film celebrates the success of ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) which made India the first country to launch its satellite in Mars' orbit in the first go. Apart from Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha, 'Mission Mangal' also has an ensemble cast of Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Kriti Kulari, Sharman Joshi, H. G. Dattatreya, and Nithya Menon. 'Mission Mangal' directed by Jagan Shakti is jointly produced by Cape of Good Films, Hope Productions, and Fox Star Studios.
On the professional front, Akshay Kumar has a number of films in the pipeline for release. He will be starring in the upcoming venture, 'Housefull 4', 'Good News', 'Laxmi Bomb' and Rohit Shetty's 'Sooriyavanshi'. Moreover, on the occasion of his birthday, on September 9, Akshay Kumar has confirmed that he will be donning the warrior hat for his next historical drama titled 'Prithviraj'. The historical drama reportedly chronicles the First Battle Of Tarain led by emperor Prithiviraj Chauhan who is considered one of the bravest rulers of the Chahamana dynasty.
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