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Akshay Kumar starts filming ‘Airlift’

Akshay and Nimrat in AirliftAkshay Kumar has recently started filming his next film, Airlift, with co-star Nimrat Kaur.  

Airlift is directed by Raja Menon. A grand mansion, complete with Arabic carpets and interiors resembling an affluent Middle-Eastern household, was created for the shoot, which commenced on Sunday.

The period-drama, set in the 90s, is produced by Bhushan Kumar, along with Nikhil Advani and Vikram Malhotra. It details the world’s largest civilian evacuation, master minded and spear-headed by Kuwaiti billionaire, Ranjit Katyal who used the national carrier Air India, to evacuate over 170,000 Indians. He led the endeavour at the cost of a great person al sacrifice.

The film which is targeting a 22nd January 2016 release. The movie will also be filmed in  Ras Al Khaimah and Bhuj amongt other locations carefully chosen to replicate the topography of Kuwait and Baghdad in the early ’90s.