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The first look of Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan starrer 'Mission Mangal' is out

The official poster of 'Mission Mangal'. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 04, 2019, 05.42 PM (IST)

It's going to be a woman's show this Independence Day. The first poster of 'Mission Mangal' highlights its five female leads along with Akshay Kumar. Along with Akshay, the film features Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari and Sharman Joshi. 

The movie, based on a true story of India`s mission to Mars is about ordinary people achieving the extraordinary.

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The film has been helmed by Jagan Shakti and co-produced by 'PadMan' director R Balki. This film is scheduled to hit the screens on August 15 this year. 

Akshay in a long post shared that he agreed to do the film because of his daughter. "I always wanted to be a part of the film that inspires future generations," he wrote in the post, "#MissionMangal, a film which I hope will inspire as much 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!" he tweeted.

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Last year too Akshay`s `Gold` was released on Independence Day.` Toilet: Ek Prem Katha` and `Rustom` among others were too released during the same time.