Anyone who takes a look at Kirti Kulhari’s filmography can safely say that she has no qualms about experimenting with diverse roles. Happy to step aboard game-changing movies, the versatile actor has essayed pivotal roles in films that have made an exceptional contribution to Indian cinema. One such ambitious film, Mission Mangal that went on to become a monstrous success at the box office, completes one year today. On the occasion of the first anniversary of the sci-fi drama, Kulhari relives the memories she made while shooting for it.
When asked what she remembers the most about the film, the actor jokes, “The 200 crore business it made is hard to forget!” The Indu Sarkar actor remarked that she took great pride in starring in a film that celebrated one of India’s biggest achievements. She says, “I think Mission Mangal is the first film that chronicles this literally out-of-the-world feat that ISRO pulled off. A lot of parents tell me that their kids watch the film very often. It gave me recognition among kids.”
Taking a walk down the memory lane, she shares, “When the film was offered to me, I was blown away by its scale, its ensemble cast and the impact it intended to make.I thoroughly enjoyed playing a scientist and co-starring with such amazing actors for a film that invokes patriotism in a unique way.”
Mission Mangal tells the story of a group of scientists, who work tirelessly towards their only motive, the Mars Orbiter Mission at ISRO despite the odds.