Akshay Kumar & Sonakshi Sinha are all praise for ISRO’s women-led ‘Chandrayaan 2’

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Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha cheer for the space women of India. The ‘Mission Mangal’ duo has wished the team all the luck for Chandrayaan 2.  Indian Space Research Organisations’ most ambitious space mission, ‘Chandrayaan 2’, is all set to take off in the early hours of Monday, July 15. As the countdown to the mission begins, Sonakshi Sinha and Akshay Kumar cheered ISRO and highlighted the fact that this is the first time a space mission in India is being led by women.

Akshay Kumar took to social media to write a long message and also share a picture of the payload. Here’s Akshay’s tweet:

Sonakshi too sent forth her good wishes for the team and shared a picture of the ‘Chandrayaan 2’ mission. Have a look at Sonakshi’s tweet:

For those who don’t know, India’s second lunar mission, ‘Chandrayaan 2’, is headed by Muthyya Vanitha as project director and Ritu Karidhal as mission director. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman, K Sivan, revealed in a press conference that 30% of ‘Chandrayaan 2’ team are women.

Interestingly, Akshay and Sonakshi will also be playing the role of scientists in ‘Mission Mangal’, which is scheduled to release on August 15. The film also stars Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari, Taapsee Pannu, Vidya Balan, Sharman Joshi and many others.

‘Mission Mangal’ will face still competition at the box-office from Prabhas‘s ‘Saaho’ and John Abraham‘s ‘Batla House’. All three films are high on budget and are backed by big production houses and even bigger superstars. So it will be interesting to see which film turns out to get the lion’s share of the box-office collections.

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