Akshay Kumar is all geared up these days for his upcoming film, Mission Mangal opposite an all women’s team consisting of Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari and Nithya Menon. Akshay has been on a roll lately with back to back signing of movies with esteemed production houses. Time and again, we have seen Akshay speaking about women empowerment and has done movies like PadMan, Toilet- Ek Prem Katha for social causes.
Recently in an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Akshay spoke about how supportive he has been about women empowerment status in India and said, “The message of the film is that women are not just equal but better and more powerful than men. When Mangalyaan happened, my wife (Twinkle Khanna) had written that it was called MOM (Mars Orbiter Mission) for a reason. Had it been called DAD, it would still be on earth. I used that line in the film too and want parents to watch it with their children.”
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#MissionMangal ,a film which I hope will inspire as well as entertain. A film which I’ve done specially for my daughter and children her age to familiarise them with the incredible true story of India’s mission to Mars! मिशन मंगल फिल्म, मैं उम्मीद करता हूँ, उतनी ही प्रेरित करे, जितनी की वो मनोरंजन करे I यह फिल्म मैंने ख़ास करके अपनी बेटी और उसकी उम्र के बच्चों के लिए की है ताकि उन्हें भारत के महान मंगल अभियान की सच्ची घटना के बारे में पता चले I @taapsee @aslisona @balanvidya @sharmanjoshi @nithyamenen @iamkirtikulhari @foxstarhindi #HGDattatreya #CapeOfGoodFilms #HopePictures #JaganShakti @isro.in
“Because some think certain jobs can only be done by men. Sadly, many of our text books feature comparatively lesser women and it’s time to break this stereotype. Our Finance Minister who was the Defence Minister earlier, is a lady, Nirmala Sitharaman.” He had also said earlier he did Mission Mangal for her daughter.
On the work front, Akshay is shooting for Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi along with Katrina KAif. He also has Good News opposite Kareena Kapoor Khan, Kiara Advani and Diljit Dosanjh. He also has Laxmmi Bomb and very recently he has announced his collaboration with Sajid Nadiadwala with Bachchan Pandey, directed by Farhad Samji lined up for Christmas 2020.