Jet set for a space mission! Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan in R Balki's film

Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan in R Balki's next directorial which is based on India's Mangalyaan space mission

Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan Jet set for a space mission! Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan in R Balki's film Source : Press

Depicting the reality on the screen without having to give up on the veracity delineates the significance of the movie. The path breaking and historical victory of India has always been the most preferred subject for the filmmakers to explore. One such victorious mission that carved the name of India in the global history is the Mangalyaan mission, which marked a colossal success in 2014.

Filmmaker R Balki is gearing up for his next directorial based on the historical mission and as per the reports; Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan have been roped in to play the lead roles in the film. Both the actors who have appeared in films like Heyy Babyy and Bhool Bhulaiyaa will be recollaborating on the screen in R Balki's film after 11 years.

Informing the same, a source close to the development revealed to a leading tabloid, "Vidya, who plays the leader of the team of scientists in the film, is set to kick off her prep in December, a month before the film goes on the floors. She and Akshay are teaming up after a long time but aren't paired opposite each other. Balki is currently looking for three other actresses to play scientists alongside Vidya in the film."

Meanwhile, Vidya Balan is currently shooting for NTR biopic in the south, while Akshay Kumar is gearing up for Housefull 3 which was recently gripped with MeToo controversy. The shoot of the same was put on hold until Farhad Samji replaced Sajid Khan as the director.