Mission Mangal starring Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi, Sonakshi Sinha and Nithya Menon hit the screens yesterday. The movie received positive response from the fans and mixed reactions from the critics.
Before Mission Mangal hit the screens, there have been talks about Akshay Kumar taking up more space in the poster of the film, to this Vidya Balan said:
“This mission had equal contribution from men and women. It’s great that a woman’s contribution is at least being acknowledged.”
Vidya Balan further added:
“It’s not fair to say that this film needs Akshay Kumar. It’s great that an Akshay Kumar has done this film, despite knowing that women have equal space in it. Because normally, (male superstars) are not even willing to share equal space. But Akshay has not only acted in the film but produced it too.”
Earlier, Sonakshi and Taapsee along with Vidya had talked about Akshay being a bigger star and a crowd puller.
“The fact of the matter is that Akshay Kumar is the biggest star in the film! Someone had told me very long back and this line has stuck in my head: Jo bikta hai, woh dikhta hai. Today, if you see Akshay’s collections, he’s the highest-selling star in the entire film, that is why (his face is bigger on the poster).”
“It is great people notice that, also then those same people can do something about the collections of a female-driven film. Because Akshay Kumar will get the audience in the theatre, that is the hard fact. All of us are doing great work in our own capacities. But, he will still manage to get a bigger number, at the end of the day. We cannot run away from this reality.”