Airlift is an upcoming Indian film directed by Raja Krishna Menon, and starring Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur in lead roles. The film is scheduled for release on 22 January 2016. The film is based on world’s biggest civil evacuation- evacuation of Indians based in Kuwait during the Iraq-Kuwait war.
- Akshay Kumar as Ranjit Katyal
- Nimrat Kaur as Amrita Katyal
- Feryna Wazheir as Tasneem
- Inaamulhaq as Major Khalaf Bin Zayd
- Lena as Deepti Jayarajan
- Purab Kohli as Ibrahim Durrani
- Kumud Mishra as Sanjiv Kohli
Filming and development
In February 2015, principal photography of the film was started.The first schedule of the film was reportedly shot in Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates in early March 2015.The sets were re-created to depict Kuwait during 1990.The second schedule of the film was shot in Rajasthan, India. Kumar and Kohli reportedly learnt Arabic language for their roles.