By See Latest Desk, Updated : Apr 02, 2020 10:05 IST
Mission Mangal: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan space film declared tax-free in Maharashtra

Mission Mangal, It is India's first space film, has been spinning gold at the box office. This movie is Based on India's first-ever mission to Mars, the film even crossed the Rs150 crore milestone within two weeks of its release. In a new development, a statement from the PR team of the film states that now the film has been declared tax-free in Maharashtra.

Starring by Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Pannu, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari, HG Dattatreya, and Sharman Joshi, the film has been helmed by Jagan Shakti. Akshay essays the role of ISRO scientist Rakesh Dhawan, who, along with Vidya (portraying Tara Shinde), gets a team of scientists together to send a satellite to Mars. Mission Mangal is a fictional account of ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission or the Mangalyaan launched in 2013.

Mission Mangal was released on 15 August, alongside John Abraham's cop thriller Batla House, and Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. However, the visually appealing space film rightly appealed to the masses, and opened to a staggering Rs. 29.16 crores on opening day, making it Akshay's highest opener till date.