With Sushant Singh Rajput and Aamir Khan venturing into the genre of space adventure, here’s yet Bollywood film that will explore it further. Nikkhil Advani recently announced his next project, a biopic on ISRO [Indian Space Research Organization] Chairman K. Radhakrishnan. This will be his first attempt to venture into space adventure.
Taking to social media to announce about this big project, Nikkhil Advani posted, “To infinity and beyond! Proud to announce a story we’ve worked to bring to @EmmayEntertain #MissionToMars @monishaadvani @madhubhojwani.” Furthermore his production house Emmay Entertainment too posted a similar message on the same platform saying, “As we embark on a new voyage, we are thrilled to announce the story of the man behind India’s #MissionToMars @radhakr272 @nikkhiladvani.” Let us tell you that Radhakrishnan is the man behind the success of Mangalyaan which was India’s mission to Mars.
Commenting further on choosing this upcoming work, he said “After Airlift, we were discussing what to follow it up with. Then I saw this photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the scientists behind our Mars mission. The more I read about it, the more I was fascinated by the fact that we had sent the Mars Orbiter – the cheapest and the fastest version successfully, and that too, in the very first attempt. Later, when I read Dr. Radhakrishnan’s book, ‘My Odyssey’, I knew I had to make this film.”
Dr. K Radhakrishnan, the Padma Bhushan awardee scientist was equally thrilled when Nikkhil approached him with this idea. “I wrote the book to share my life’s experiences, especially with the younger generation. I want them to know how a small-town boy reached this position and get motivated by the story. I faced several hardships, but overcame them all, as an individual. The book also has the story of ISRO in the background” says Dr. Radhakrishnan.
The popular story of Mangalyaan marked one of the biggest achievements of India as a country. Not only did we get the title of the first Asian nation to reach the Mars orbit but also the first nation to do so in its first attempt. ISRO is the fourth agency to reach the planet after the Soviet space program, NASA and the European Space Agency.
On the other hand, details of casting and others are yet to be locked.