Akshay Kumar shoots for 'Airlift' at Ral Al Khaimah in Kuwait

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Mar 20, 2015, 6:39 pm IST
Updated Jan 10, 2016, 8:38 am IST
The film is based on true events during the time when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait
The film is based on true events during the time when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait.
 The film is based on true events during the time when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait.

Mumbai: Akshay Kumar's upcoming film ‘Airlift’ is touted to be an edge-of-the-seat thriller. The makers recently released another look of the film.

To shoot the film, director Raja Menon required recreating Kuwait and Baghdad as it was in 1990s. Akshay can be seen standing near a wrecked accident site on an old street of Ras-Al-Khaimah in Kuwait.

 

The film revolves around Akshay who plays the role of Ranjit Katyal, a wealthy and powerful Indian businessman. It is based on real incidents set in 1990 in Kuwait the time of famous Gulf war when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. He is supposed to help evacuate 1,70,000 people from Kuwait to India.

Reportedly, the actor will be breaking away from his action avatar completely for this film. Though the film is essentially a thriller, the only action scenes are the movie’s war sequences.

 





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