Monday, July 22
Mission Raniganj

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Akshay Kumar unveils the motion poster for “Mission Raniganj,” and netizens are quick to notice his switch from “India” to “Bharat.”

Akshay Kumar has decided to rename his forthcoming film, “Mission Raniganj,” changing it from “The Great Indian Rescue” to “The Great Bharat Rescue.” The actor recently unveiled the film’s motion poster on Wednesday, and keen-eyed internet users were quick to spot the altered references to ‘Bharat’ in his Instagram post.

The film formerly known as “Mission Raniganj” and tentatively titled “The Great Indian Rescue” has undergone a significant alteration with its final title reveal: “The Great Bharat Rescue.” This change has not escaped the notice of the internet, particularly in a time when there is ongoing debate about whether India should be officially renamed Bharat.

In addition to the alteration in the film’s title, an astute Instagram user pointed out a shift in the caption originally posted by Akshay Kumar. Initially, it read, “Watch the story of India’s true hero…” but was subsequently edited to read, “Bharat’s true hero.” The user humorously remarked, “Great Indian rescue ko toh Great Bharat Rescue kar diya par caption mein phir bhi India’s likh diya (He changed Great Indian Rescue to Great Bharat Rescue but the caption still says ‘India’s’).” The user even playfully responded to their own comment, saying, “haha kiya change abhi (haha he changed it just now).”

Other users also chimed in with comments like, “Yaha bhi Bharat (Bharat here as well) (thinking emoji),” and one enthusiast inquired, “Sir Chandrayan 3 pe movie kab a rhaa hai (Sir when is the movie on Chandrayaan 3 coming).”

“Mission Raniganj,” a rescue drama directed by Tinu Suresh Desai, who previously directed “Rustom,” and produced by Vashu and Jackky Bhagnani’s Pooja Entertainment, features Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra in prominent roles. The film’s teaser is set to be released on Thursday, with the full movie scheduled to hit theaters on October 6.

Notably, Akshay Kumar recently announced on Independence Day that he had acquired Indian citizenship, having previously held Canadian citizenship. It is interesting to mention that Akshay’s collaboration with the director of “Mission Raniganj” previously resulted in him receiving his maiden National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in “Rustom” (2016).

The ongoing debate between “Bharat” and “India” started when President Draupadi Murmu’s invitations to heads of state and chief ministers for an official banquet during the G20 Summit in New Delhi drew attention due to the replacement of the word ‘India’ with ‘Bharat.’ This linguistic shift has sparked discussions and reflections on the country’s identity and nomenclature.