No room for stress with Akshay on board: 'Mission Mangal' maker

Carla Harmon
August 17, 2019

Ever since its posters were out, it was criticised for giving for prominence to Akshay Kumar, even though the film features five leading actresses - Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari and Nithya Menen. His latest release, Mission Mangal, has minted Rs 29.16 crore on the first day of its release, the highest opening number for any Akshay film. Good word of mouth, public holiday and festival time turned out well for the film.

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Mission Mangal has been directed by debutant filmmaker Jagan Shakti who has previously assisted ace director R. Balki on several successful films including Paa (2007) and Ki & Ka (2016). Emerges Akshay Kumar's biggest opener. This ended up giving Mission Mangal the 1st-day box office collection as 25.5 Crores. While the Akshay Kumar-starrer opened in over 3,000 screens nationwide, John's "Batla House" released across 2750 screens.

John's Batla House also stars Mrunal Thakur and is based on the encounter that took place on September 19, 2008, when a team of the Delhi Police Special Cell raided a flat in Batla House in south Delhi's Jamia Nagar on a tip off that the alleged terrorists involved in the September 13, 2008 serial blasts in the national capital were holed up there. "India business", Taran tweeted. Will need to score from Friday to Sunday.

Responding to one of his fan's tweet, Akshay said: "The motive behind making the film (is) to inspire more kids and develop an interest in science". In fact, day before yesterday we messaged each other, and there is absolutely no problem. The film enjoyed an occupancy of around 65 percent in theatres across the country, registering a massive first day box office collection at the domestic market.

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