The upcoming thriller ‘Airlift‘ starring Akshay Kumar is based on the biggest human evacuation ever. The film which deals with the story of Indian who were stuck in Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion has Akki playing  Ranjit Katyal, a billionaire businessman who aids the high-profile rescue operation. While there had been buzz about who would be playing the leading lady to the Khildadi star, we have now found out who the gorgeous lady is.

The Lunchbox actress, Nimrat Kaur will be playing Akshay’s wife and aide in the film. The actress has been going places ever since she starred in Lunchbox and has also been roped in a popular American drama series titled ‘Homeland’. Nimrat who has played a wife’s role before as well will share the screen for the first time with Akshay Kumar where she plays a pivotal role.

Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur
Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur

The film is being produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series along with Cape of Good Films, Crouching Tigers and Emmay Entertainment. Bhushan Kumar, producer T-Series, said, “The story is about Ranjit played by Akshay Kumar who helps in the world’s biggest human evacuation. We were looking for an actress with a strong persona to play his wife which will do justice to the strong emotional support the lead character needs. Nimrat has done a really good job in her previous films and made a mark in the industry. I am happy she is on board for the role.”

 Airlift is being directed by Raja Krishna Menon and is all set to go on floors in May 2015. The film will extensively shot in the Middle East to recreate Kuwait’s war zones.

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