Akshay Kumar, who plays a senior scientist in the film based on the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) scientist who worked on the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) said:
“I get inspired when a film like this happens in front of me. What a brilliant story this is, inspired by a real incident.”
The film’s teaser released yesterday to a tremendous response, and Akshay feels it’s a time such stories are told.
The actor said:
“Few people know NASA sent a satellite to Mars for close to Rs. 6000 crore, and ISRO did it in only Rs. 450 crore. Just see the difference. A little common sense, and we saved a lot of money. Can you believe this story has not been told yet? I want to tell it, that’s why I came on board.”
All praise for the scientists who made it possible, the actor said:
“This is a work of 17 engineers and scientists at ISRO. While listening to so many real stories of women scientists, I found it amazing how they managed their homes while being so incredible at work. Through this film, I want to tell them that they’re great. This movie belongs to these five girls, played by Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Nithya Menon. This is their movie.”