An exclusive look of actor Akshay Kumar from the film 'Airlift' has been revealed. The image shows him, in a crisp brown suit, staring at the ruins of what was then, a buzzing street of Kuwait in the 90s.
The film is 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. Since, the film is set a decade ago, it has been shot in the old streets of Ras-Al-Khaimah, which looks exactly like Kuwait and Baghdad during 1990s.
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Producer Nikhil Advani said, "For the film, we had to create sets that looked exactly like Kuwait in the 1990's. So, we started scouting for places that would give the impression of that time and we zeroed in on Ras-Al-Khaimah, which was perfect. We have taken extra care, with in depth research to keep the feel of the 90's intact. I am very happy about the result and hopefully we can take the audience to that era."
'Airlift' is an edge-of-the-seat thriller. It is the story of biggest ever human evacuation in the history of mankind. Nimrat Kaur plays the leading lady opposite Akshay Kumar. Directed by Raja Krishna Menon, the film is produced by Crouching Tiger and Emmay Entertainment, and presented by T-Series and Cape of Good Films.