Mission Mangal Promo: Audiences were and have been waiting for Akshay Kumar starrer Mission Mangal for a number of reasons. One of the major reasons being that the film has a number of female protagonists. Keeping this in mind fans was surprised and disappointed when the film’s poster was released.
On the poster, Akshay Kumar had the major chunk on the right side, whereas the remainder of the cast (mainly female cast) was placed on the left side given a substantially smaller space. Fans made sure to express their displeasure at this.
Check out Mission Mangal’s poster below:
A story of underdogs who took India to Mars. A story of strength, courage and never giving up! #MissionMangal, the true story of India’s space mission to Mars. Coming to you on 15th August 2019! @taapsee @aslisona @balanvidya @sharmanjoshi @nithyamenen @iamkirtikulhari @foxstarhindi #CapeOfGoodFilms #HopePictures #JaganShakti @zeemusiccompany @isro.in
1.3m Likes, 6,152 Comments – Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) on Instagram: “A story of underdogs who took India to Mars. A story of strength, courage and never giving up!…”
Taapsee Pannu, who is in the film, commented on the issue in an interview with Hindustan Times. She said, “However many problems arose to that of the poster, people hope that they understand it and do something about it instead of criticizing the creators. By walking into theaters where women will be at the forefront, the audience can change situations. Hopefully, in the future, it shouldn’t be about gender. Ultimately, it’s a business and also how much cash your movies can make.”
It is unclear if this controversy led to it, but Akshay Kumar on Thursday shared a promo of the film which focuses on the female cast of the film.
Check out Mission Mangal’s new promo below:
Jitna uncha ho asmaan, yeh sindoor utni door tak jaayega! Here’s celebrating the women of India who make dreams come true! @taapsee @aslisona @balanvidya @sharmanjoshi @nithyamenen @iamkirtikulhari @foxstarhindi #CapeOfGoodFilms #HopeProductions #JaganShakti @zeemusiccompany @tanishk_bagchi @azeemdayani #RashmiVirag
563.1k Likes, 3,247 Comments – Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) on Instagram: “Jitna uncha ho asmaan, yeh sindoor utni door tak jaayega! Here’s celebrating the women of India who…”
The promo with Akshay Kumar‘s voice in the background speaking in appreciation of the women labels them as fearless, determined and inspiring. The Mission Mangal Promo ends with the statement that the film celebrates the women of India for making dreams come true.
The film is directed and written by Jagan Shakti. Its primary cast includes Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen, Kriti Kulhari and Sharman Joshi. The film will be released on the 15th of August.