Filmmaker Nikkhil Advani is all set to bring the story of K Radhakrishnan to the big screen. K Radhakrishnan, the former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), was instrumental in the success of India’s Mars mission or the Mangalyaan.
Nikkhil, who has previously directed films like Kal Ho Naa Ho, Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love and Chandni Chowk To China, on Wednesday took to Twitter to announce his next project. “To infinity and beyond! Proud to announce a story we’ve worked to bring to Emmay Entertainment, Mission to Mars, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani,” he tweeted. Even Rohan Vinod Mehra tweeted, “It’s time to say hello to the Martians! @nikkhiladvani @monishaadvani @madhubhojwani breaking boundaries, once again! #GiantSteps #Emmay.” Rohan is all set to make his debut in Nikkhil’s Bazaar opposite Saif Ali Khan and looks like he is also going to play an important part in this project.
A tweet on the account of the production company Emmay Entertainment, which is jointly owned by Nikkhil, Monisha Advani and Madhu Bhojwani reads, “As we embark on a new voyage, we are thrilled to announce the story of the man behind India’s Mission to Mars, K. Radhakrishnan, Nikkhil Advani.”
Nikkhil has also backed films like Airlift, D-Day, Katti Batti and Lucknow Central. Mangalyaan is a space probe orbiting Mars since September 2014. It was launched in November 2013 by ISRO. It is India’s first interplanetary mission and ISRO has also become the fourth space agency to reach Mars, after the Soviet space program, NASA, and the European Space Agency. It is the first Asian nation to reach Mars orbit, and the first nation in the world to do so in its first attempt.