Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who will be seen in “Airlift“, inspired by the evacuation of Indians who were based in Kuwait during the Iraq-Kuwait war, says it can’t be compared to Hollywood star Ben Affleck’s Oscar-winning film “Argo“.

“This is a complete original story and non-fictional. ‘Airlift’ is about a Kuwait-based businessman who was stuck along with more than a lakh people who were staying in Kuwait at that time (1990).

'Argo' and 'Airlift' movie posters
‘Argo’ and ‘Airlift’ movie posters

“‘Airlift‘ and ‘Argo’ are different and can’t be compared,” said Akshay.

Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis — the truth of which was not known by the public for decades.

Actress Nimrat Kaur, who will be sharing screen space with Akshay in the movie, said: “‘Argo‘ is a very small scale operation and it’s very specific. Both are different incidents and there is no resemblance between the two.”

Talking about his film, Akshay said that he portrays a multi-millionaire businessman who loses everything in the war. “I have seen a film like this… Balraj Sahni’s ‘Waqt‘ where a person goes through the same experience. That film got stuck on my mind.”

It is slated to release on January 22 next year.

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