‘Mission Mangal’ starring Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen, Sonakshi Sinha, Sharman Joshi and Kirti Kulkarni has hit the theatres today and is winning accolades.
The movie has been praised by critics and the audience as well and it is based in ISRO’s ‘Mars Orbiter Mission’ (MOM).
While Akshay plays an intriguing role of a knowledgeable scientist, the actresses have outshined in the movie with their stunning performances. While we will not give away the spoilers, it was interesting to notice how Akki managed to promote Ranveer Singh’s upcoming sports drama ’83’ in ‘Mission Mangal’.
There are two scenes in which Khiladi Kumar recollects India’s biggest achievement at the 1983 World Cup wherein he is seen praising cricketer Kapil Dev. Talking about his ‘Mission Mangal’ team, Akshay Kumar is seen recollecting how people didn’t have trust in India’s victory at the 1983 World Cup and how the Indian cricketers surprised everyone with an epic win!
While Akshay Kumar has spoken about 1983 World Cup in these scenes, we all are well aware that a movie is in the making which is being directed by Kabir Khan and features Ranveer Singh playing the role of Kapil Dev.
Well, it seems like Akshay has returned the favour Ranveer did to him while introducing his character in ‘Simmba’. For the ones who are unaware, Ranveer Singh’s ‘Simmba’ introduced Kumar in the end, which also revealed the title of his next movie with Rohit Shetty. We must say this cross promotion did work well for both Ranveer Singh and Akshay Kumar.