Fox Star Studios inks three-film co-production deal with Akshay Kumar

MUMBAI: Film studio Fox Star Studios has inked a three-film deal with actor Akshay Kumar. The partnership entails joint production of three films by Fox Star Studios and Cape Of Good Films with Kumar in the lead.

The first film to come off this partnership will be India’s first space film ‘Mission Mangal’, which is in collaboration with R. Balki, and will be directed by Jagan Shakti. The shoot for ‘Mission Mangal’ commences in mid-November. Besides Kumar, it will feature Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen, and Sharman Joshi.

The details of the other two projects have not been announced.

Commenting on the association, Kumar said, “I am delighted to find a new creative partner in Fox Star Studios and am looking forward to creating a collaboration that will deliver a meaningful and entertaining cinematic experience. With our combined energies, we hope to create content that not only excites but also empowers.”

Fox Star Studios CEO Vijay Singh said, “With ‘Jolly LLB 2,’ Fox Star Studios and Akshay Kumar had delivered one of the biggest hits of 2017. It gives me great pleasure to take our association with Akshay further with this three-film partnership with Cape Of Good Films. Akshay is one of the most successful actors, who has a fantastic understanding of scripts and changing audience preferences. We are looking forward to an unprecedented collaboration with the National Award-winning actor.”

Fox Star Studios chief acquisition officer Amar Butala said, “We are extremely excited about collaborating with Akshay. It’s a partnership we have envisaged for a long time and are happy to see it fructify today. Akshay has played an immensely valuable role in creating and fronting stories that have not only enthralled the audience but have also inspired change and we hope to bolster that with this partnership. We look forward to creating powerful and compelling stories together.”