After churning 2015's first hit ‘Baby’, producer Bhushan Kumar and Akshay Kumar have finally started shooting their next film ‘Airlift’on 21 Feb, 2015.
Directed by Raja Menon 'Airlift' went on floors on Saturday in a suburban studio in Mumbai.
The movie is based on true events and is set in Kuwait during the 1990s Gulf War. The film will be shot in Mumbai, Ras Al Khaimah and Bhuj amongst other locations and each location is chosen in order to accurately replicate the era and topography of the locales that the film is set in.
'Airlift' is the never-told true story of the world's largest civilian evacuation in where more than 170,000 Indians were evacuated from war-torn Kuwait. Akshay plays Ranjit Katyal who masterminds, coordinates and leads this operation against all odds and in the wake of great personal sacrifice. Nimrat's character in 'Airlift' is a much-loved woman enjoying a privileged life in an opulent mansion.
The film, presented by Bhushan Kumar's T-Series and Cape of Good Films, marks the feature film debut of Nikhil Advani as a producer with his company Emmay Entertainment and is in collaboration with Vikram Malhotra's Abundantia.
Speaking on kicking-off this new film, Akshay said, "I have fallen in love with 'Airlift' and its unique story. Rarely, does one come across a story that has such unique and universal appeal. I am very excited and happy that the film has kicked-off in Mumbai."
Added producer Bhushan Kumar said, “It is great working with this team again. I have really liked the script and the actors Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur perfectly fit into the characters.”