Bollywood’s Khiladi Akshay Kumar who was in Delhi to promote his forthcoming film talks about the film’s ideology, sentiment and its clash with Kya Kool Hain Hum 3.
‘Airlift’ has patriotism at its core! Directed by Raja Krishna Menon, the film is based on the evacuation of Kuwait-based Indians during the Iraqi occupation in 1990. Akshay plays the pivotal character, Ranjit Katyal, was an unsung hero helping the evacuation process. Talking about the ideology behind the film at the Delhi press conference, the ‘Baby’ star told the reporters.
“Is film ka nazariya yeh hai ki hum dikhana chahte hai – dikhana kya, yeh hakikat mein hai – India is the greatest country in the world. This is a real story of what happened to 1, 70,000 Indians who were in Kuwait when Saddam Hussein had attacked the country in 1990. The value of currency goes down to zero, families didn’t know what to do, where to go, they didn’t find anyone to ask for help but only one hope (was) left… to call out to their nation. And you all feel happy to know that our Air India commercial pilots, took the risk and 488 flights entered Kuwait and they saved everyone. This is the why I choose this film.
During the media interaction, Akshay was asked about ‘Airlift’s’ clash with ‘Kya Kool Hain Hum 3’ at the box office to which he said, “It depends on the audience mood. There is no clash as such as both films are different. ‘Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3’ is a different film with different audience. A person who is willing to watch a comedy film will go watch ‘Kyaa Kool Hai Hum 3’ whereas others would watch Airlift.”