Posted on March 26, 2015 at 12:50 am

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Nikhil Advani's Airlift impressed Akshay Kumar immediately!

Producer Nikhil Advani is currently working on a unique project, ‘Airlift’, starring Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur. We are now hearing that all it took was a two-page story idea and 15 minutes of the khiladi’s time to convince him to do the film.

Nikhil said, “The film focuses on real life incidences and is a war tale unlike any in Bollywood. Initially, when Raja, the director approached us with a two-page story idea, we never imagined Akshay to agree within 15 minutes, but he did and since then there has been no looking back.”

Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur
Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur

The film is an epic war tale that essays the real life experiences of the 1,50,000 Indian expatriates who were displaced with the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and is a story celebrating the triumph of the human spirit against the backdrop of war.

In a recent interview, Akshay, who plays the Kuwait-based tycoon, Ranjit Katyal in the film, said, “Unfortunately, we have been only stuck with IndiaPakistan war in our films. I am sick and tired of it. The whole thing has become boring.” That is probably why it only took 15 minutes to convince him to do the film!

Airlift’ is an edge-of-the-seat entertaining thriller, releasing January 22, 2016. Nimrat will play Akshay’s wife in the film. It is directed by Raja Menon, ‘Airlift’ is produced under the Emmay Entertainment & Motion Pictures LLP along with T-Series and Cape of Good, in strategic partnership with Abundantia Entertainment.

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