Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur will start shooting for the next schedule of Raja Krishna Menon's 'Airlift' from 25th October in Rajasthan.
Earlier the cast had wrapped up the first schedule in March in Ras-Al-Khaimah. Since the film is set a decade ago, they shot in its old streets, which looks exactly like Kuwait and Baghdad during 1990s.
'Airlift' is an edge-of-the-seat thriller based on a real incident, which occurred in Kuwait in the 1990s, during the time of Gulf War. An Indian businessman, Ranjit Katyal, helped in evaculating 1,70,000 Indians, safely, back to their home country at the time of crisis.
As per a report in Asian Age, producer Nikhil Advani was quoted as saying, "We start shooting on October 25 and will wrap up by November 16. We wanted to shoot during the summer holidays, but given that the temperature reaches 50 degrees centigrade, we decided to shift it to the Diwali holidays. The film is based on the true story of the evacuation operation done by Air India to rescue Indians trapped in Kuwait during the first Iraq war in 1990. It was the biggest human evacuation in the history. The film releases on January 22, 2016.”
Buzz is that post wrapping up 'Airlift', Akshay will begin filming for 'Rustom'.