Vidya Balan on Mission Mangal digital premiere: Such films show women are a force to reckon with

Vidya Balan on Mission Mangal digital premiere: Such films show women are a force to reckon with

After a fabulous run at the box office, Mission Mangal, starring Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Pannu, Vidya Balan, Kirti Kulhari, Sonakshi Sinha, Nithya Menen and Sharman Joshi made its digital premiere on Hotstar on October 10.

In a statement, Vidya Balan expressed her joy about the film making its digital premiere. "Mission Mangal has been a very special film where a group of women have shared the spotlight. Such movies not only build awareness about these missions but also reinforce the fact that women are a force to reckon with. We're happy that with Hotstar VIP the movie will be available to viewers across the country."

Sonakshi Sinha said, "Mission Mangal helped us understand the reality of ground zero and all the countless efforts of people that go into making any mission successful. With the movie's digital premiere on Hotstar VIP the story is sure to reach a much wider audience."

Directed by Jagan Shakti, Mission Mangal tells the incredible story of the team of scientists who took India to Mars. It hit the screens on August 15, clashing with John Abraham's Batla House. On the first day of its release, Mission Mangal opened to Rs 29.16 crore at the box office. The film earned over Rs 283 crore worldwide, and has emerged as Akshay's biggest hit ever. The film was a tribute to ISRO's (Indian Space Research Organisation) women scientists for the success of Mars Orbiter Mission.