ALT Balaji recently announced its new upcoming web series titled M.O.M - Mission Over Mars - inspired by the story the women behind India's successful Mangalyaan mission. Ekta Kapoor, on her birthday, revealed the poster of the series.
But as soon as the poster was launched it drew hordes of flak for using wrong image of ISRO rocket. A section of people even went on to criticize the showrunners' apparent lack of research into the subject before the poster launch.
Ekta Kapoor clarified the reason behind the poster saying that "Cannot use d isro rocket !!! Legal boundaries! Check d statement n d disclaimer below d post"
According to the official statement received by us, "The upcoming show is a fictional adaptation of the real-life heroes at ISRO who worked on Mangalyaan and set a major milestone putting India firmly on the global map. However, as a strategic call taken by multiple parties, we have gone down the fiction route for this show. Additionally, we are legally bound not to use actual names or images of either the people, objects or agencies involved. Keeping in mind our contractual obligations, publicity material of the show was designed.”