Chandrayaan 2: Shah Rukh Khan, Taapsee Pannu, Akshay Kumar, Prabhas congratulate ISRO on successful launch

Press Trust of India

Jul 22, 2019 18:08:29 IST

Mumbai: Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan have congratulated space agency ISRO for the successful launch of its second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2.

India on Monday successfully launched Chandrayaan-2 onboard its powerful rocket GSLV-MkIII-M1 from the Sriharikota spaceport to explore the unchartered south pole of the moon by landing a rover.

Shah Rukh, who essayed the role of a NASA project manager in 2004 film Swades, took to Twitter to laud ISRO for its achievement.

Filmmaker Karan Johar said he is proud that the mission is spearheaded by two women — Muthayya Vanitha and Ritu Karidhal.

Oscar-nominated Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur replied to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's congratulatory tweet saying he is proud of ISRO scientist.

The three stage rocket GSLV-MkIII-M1, that successfully placed the Chandrayaan-2 in the Earth orbit, is dubbed as Baahubali for its ability to carry heavy payloads. The team of the blockbuster Baahubali franchise — director SS Rajamouli and star Prabhas —said they are proud the films share the same name as the rocket.

Rajamouli tweeted,

Mission Mangal cast, including Taapsee Pannu and Sharman Joshi, also gave a shout out to Indian science community.

Calling the ISRO team "real superheroes", Sharman said, "Namumkin ko phir mumkin kiya hai @isro ne (ISRO has again made the impossible possible). My heartfelt congratulations to the real superheroes who taught us, the sky is not the limit! #Chandrayaan2."

Screenwriter-lyricist Varun Grover said it is a "good day for science."

Actor Yami Gautam tweeted it is a proud moment for every India.

Ranganathan Madhavan wrote on the microblogging site,

Updated Date: Jul 22, 2019 18:08:29 IST