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Akshay Kumar Reveals The Evacuation Process Done In Airlift!

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Akshay Kumar, is all ready for the promotions of his upcoming movie Airlift, which is based on a real life, war incident that occured in Kuwait, in the year 1990. Akshay Kumar and director Rohit Menon, spoke to a leading daily about the evacuation process of airlifting stranded Indians back to their homeland.

Raja Khatayal, is the character's name played by Akshay Kumar in, Airlift. There were four real life heroes who actually helped in contacting the Indian Government to rescue the Indians stranded in Kuwait, however the identities of these four men were kept secret by the Government. Akshay Kumar was quoted as saying,

"There is a character which is just like mine and actually there were about four people and we have combined whatever they have worked on and made into one character."

The director of Airlift, Raja Menon, has done a thorough research on the subject and went ahead to shoot the movie. Raja Menon, was quoted as saying,

"In 1990, Saddam Hussein had attacked Kuwait and Kuwait retaliated. Also, Iraq had taken a lot of loan from Kuwait's royal families. They wanted to increase the prices and Kuwait was selling oil at lower prices. They owed Kuwait about 25 billion dollars. There were negotiations that were going on with the countries wherein it was suggested to Kuwait that they should stop producing oil because of which oil prices will go up."

The director further continued by saying,

"Iraq thereby can earn enough money to repay it back to Kuwait. There were a lot of other geo political factors involved. Soon Saddam practically came down and attacked Kuwait. Only 26 percent of the population was Kuwaitains and the rest of the population was from different countries, including India. There were a lot of labourers who were Indians."

We saw a glimpse of the war between Iraq and Kuwait in Airlift trailer, and the entire evacuation process took 59 days to complete. The Indian Government, successfully brought back 111,711 stranded Indians back home.

Airlift, is all set to hit the theatres on January 22, 2015.


Airlift stars Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur in the lead role and would be released on January 22, 2016.

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Ranjit Khatayal, is the name of the character that Akshay Kumar would play in the movie Airlift. The trailer shows his hay days and bad days.

Iraq-Kuwait War

Airlift, is based on the real life incident which occurred when Iraq invaded Kuwait in the year 1990.


Normal life is destroyed when the war breaks out and Indians are stranded in Kuwait with no help at their service.

Airlift Trailer

Airlift trailer, is so gripping that it gives the viewer goosebumps while watching.

Grand Release

Airlift, a real life war incident, is directed by Raja Menon and is all set to hit the theatres on January 22, 2016. The movie stars Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur.

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