Mission Mangal the Akshay Kumar starrer is set to hit the screens this August 15. The science-fiction drama helmed by Jagan Shakti. It is the real life story of a scientist, Rakesh Dhawan, played by Akshay Kumar and Tara Shinde played by Vidya Balan who lead a motley team of scientists at ISRO who overcome their personal challenges and failures to serve as the brains behind one of the greatest mission in history: the launch of India’s first satellite to Mars, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence.

The film focuses on spreading the message of women empowerment and nationalism, at the same time evoking audience’s interest in applied sciences. Ever since the trailer has been released we are intrigued to see the depiction of the story. The film and actors have received all praises for their job. To our surprise the poster doesn’t well depict the real work force behind the mission.

The long awaited Mission Mangal poster has been released. The poster design is receiving criticism from the media as well as the audience. A debate has sparked on social media. The poster draws attention towards Akshay Kumar who holds limited screen space. In an interview with India Today Taapsee had said, “… In Mission Mangal, we both have limited screen space. It is not a two-hour role for either of us. So I hope in the future, I get a film where I have a full-fledged role with him.”

Now as the controversy arises on the poster’s design Taapsee says that the poster was designed like that to attract the audience to the theatres. In a recent interview with Hindustan Times, she said, “It is great people notice that, also then those same people can do something about the collections of a female-driven film. Because Akshay Kumar will get the audience in the theatre, that is the hard fact. All of us are doing great work in our own capacities. But, he will still manage to get a bigger number, at the end of the day. We cannot run away from this reality.”

“Whatever issue happened with the poster, hope people realise it and do something about it rather than questioning the makers. The audience can change things by walking into theatres where women are at the forefront. Hopefully, in the future it shouldn’t be about the gender, but whose films get the numbers. Eventually it is a business and about how much money your films can make,” she added.

It is the sad reality of the Indian Film Industry, they want to bring the change with male dominance and such small tricks do show that.