Vidya Balan opens up about Akshay Kumar’s prominence in ‘Mission Mangal’ poster

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Space drama ‘Mission Mangal’ is all set to hit the screens this Independence Day and its ensemble cast is all geared up for it. The film stars Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari and Sharman Joshi and will showcase the story of the Mars Orbiter Mission aka ‘MOM’.

Earlier when the poster of ‘Mission Mangal’ was unveiled it caused quite a stir over Akshay being given more prominence in the poster. Later him being the frontman in the promotions was fuel in the fire for those who wondered why he was being highlighted in this women-centric film.

Now, in an interview with Times of India, Vidya spoke about the outrage caused by the poster. Explaining how cinema is a sort of business, Vidya said, “Well, we are in the business of cinema. And finally, if Akshay is going to sell the maximum tickets, it only makes better business sense.”

She spoke about the eventuality of actresses being given equal space in the industry. “Slowly, actresses are gaining in strength, and someday, our faces will be equal, if not bigger than the lead actor. I am saying this in jest, and with no feeling of being slighted or anything.”

The National award-winning actress also said that although it is excellent that people are speaking up about issues but there is too much irrelevant sensitivity.“I really feel that we are getting touchy about too many things these days. It is great that today there are conversations about so many things (on social media) that people would not speak about before, but sometimes, I do think that the people who are commenting are not even aware of what they are saying,” she shared.

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