While Bollywood fans were waiting with bated breath for the Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Chanda Mama Door Ke, toted to be Hindi cinema’s first space film, there’s benn no world on the development of the project since ages, and another film has now piped it to become Bollywood’s first potential space film. Reportedly, Akshay Kumar, filmmaker R. Balki of Paa and Pda Man fame, and Viacom 18 have joined hands to produce the sci-fi feature, which revolves around a crew of astronauts on a mission to Mars.
Akshay himself will star in it along with Vidya Balan, who’s supposedly playing the female lead. Nimrat Kaur has also been signed for a pivotal role in the movie while the hunt is on for two more actresses for supporting roles. A title is also being contemplated on. Jagan Shakti, who has earlier served as an assistant director on films like Pad Man, Holiday, and Akira, will make his directorial debut with the film.
Talk about a sensational announcement! Hope that the team make a space film that makes the entire country proud.
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