Akshay Kumar's upcoming film The Great Indian Rescue is likely to get a new title before the release of the film's teaser. A source told Bollywood Hungama, "The film was initially titled Capsule Gill. But soon after, Jackky Bhagnani decided to change the title to The Great Indian Escape. The film then underwent another change of title to The Great Indian Rescue. And now, finally, they have locked the title Mission Raniganj."
The source also added that the makers are planning to release the teaser of the film on September 9 which is Kumar's birthday. The Great Indian Rescue or Mission Raniganj as it is now reportedly titled, is based on the real-life story of Jaswant Singh Gill, an engineer who rescued the lives of 65 workers stuck in a coal mine in Raniganj, West Bengal in 1989. Gill was bestowed with the 'Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak' for his bravery by the then President of India, Ramaswamy Venkataraman in 1991.
The film, also starring Parineeti Chopra, is directed by Tinu Suresh Desai and produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh and Ajay Kapoor. It is scheduled to release in theatres on October 6.
Kumar's last release was OMG 2 co-starring Pankaj Tripathi and Yami Gautam. The film was released in theatres on August 11.