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 1990.
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.