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  • Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan will be working together after 11 years. Last time they appeared in "Hey Babyy" and "Bhool Bhulaiya", both in 2007.
  • Based on the Mars Orbiter Mission launched by ISRO in 2013.
  • Akshay Kumar announced the project on November 5th, 2018. The Mars Orbiter Mission itself was also launched on November 5th in 2013.
  • Kumar's seventh consecutive film to be released near August 15th, the Independence Day of India.
  • While this film is scheduled to release on the Independence Day of India, Kumar and Pannu also worked in "Baby" (2015), which was released on the Republic Day of India.
  • Kumar's second film of the year after "Kesari" to be based on true events.
  • The project landed in a controversy even before it could go on the floors, as US-based filmmaker Radha Bharadwaj has filed a lawsuit to halt production of the film as she claims it borrows from her script. She has also called out Atul Kasbekar for sharing her screenplay with cast member Vidya Balan without her approval.
  • Sonakshi Sinha was hesitant to be paired with Sharman Joshi in the film.
  • Sanjay Kapoor to share screen with Vidya Balan for first time. They grew up in the same area in Chembur Mumbai.
  • Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha to team up after 5 years since Holiday (2014).
  • Sanjay Kapoor to share screen with Akshay Kumar for first time. They went to same dance classes in early days.
  • Akshay Kumar has collaborated with Sanjay Kapoor's brother Anil Kapoor numerous times.
  • Kirti Kulhari also appeared in Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019) the same year, another patriotic film based on true events.
  • Kumar and Sinha starrer film Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara! (2013) was also released on August 15th.
  • First poster was revealed on July 4th, 2019 by Kumar.
  • Kumar has previously played the role of a scientist in the film Joker (2012). Sonakshi Sinha also appeared in that film.
  • The trailer was released on July 18th.
  • Dalip Tahil played a villain in an Akshay film 20 years after Zulmi 1999.
  • Sanjay Kapoor gives a tribute to his Ankhiyan Milao song from Raja 1995.
  • The film was originally titled "Mahila Mandali".
  • Sanjay Kapoor dances to his hit song Ankhiya Milau from Raja 1995.
  • Relased on 15 August 2019 alongside Batla House clash of Akshay Kumar and John Abraham on Independence Day earlier being Gold and Satyamev Jayate in 2018.
  • Akshay Kumar last acted opposite Vidya Balan in Thank You 2011.
  • Akshay Kumar's photo on his ISRO I Card is the same photo on his IMDB account.
  • Debut in Hindi movie for malayalam actress Nithya Menen.
  • Earlier titled Mahila Mandal.But changed later as men also had equal contribution in the mission.
  • Akshay Kumar,Vidya Balan and Vikram Gokhale appear together after Bhool Bhuliayaa 2007.
  • During its premiere on television on 20 October 2019.In between breaks it showed how the scientists had made the whole mission a success.
  • The role of Varsha Pillai, played by Nithya Menon was originally supposed to be played by Manju Warrier.
  • While writing the script, director Jagan Shakti had envisioned Mohanlal and Sridevi for the roles of Rakesh Dhawan and Tara Shinde.
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