Republic Day is around the corner and so is Akshay Kumar
starrer, Airlift. The movie, is based on a real life
incident which occurred during the Iraq-Kuwait war during the year
Director Raja Menon, worked for years on the script and had an
extensive research on the subject. When the script was ready, a lot
of producers asked Raja Menon, to make Airlift as a
documentary instead, which is of course disappointing.
Akshay Kumar, was quoted as saying,
"Director Raja Krishna Menon was working on this script for four
years. He has been closely associated with many of those people who
were stranded in that situation. It has been a tremendous effort of
my director to present the facts onscreen. But let me tell you
this... when he approached several producers with the script, they
suggested him to make it into documentary."
Akshay Kumar says, every Indian must watch Airlift and feel
proud of being an Indian,
"This evacuation is such a big fact for our country, but the
kind of response the director got of making a documentary, it was
upsetting. I want that each and every Indian must watch this film
Airlift, and feel proud of being an Indian."
Airlift, starring Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur, is all
set to hit the theatres on January 22, 2016.