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'Airlift' story should be taught in schools: Akshay Kumar

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 • Hindi Comments
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'Singh Is Bling' actor Akshay Kumar strongly feels that the movie on which he is working now deserves to find a mention in textbooks. His upcoming movie revolves around in 1990 incident when Saddam Hussain invaded Kuwait. Kuwait was home to almost 170,000 Indians then and people had suddenly become penniless and homeless. The movie 'Airlift' is a heroic story of Ranjit Katyal who is a wealthy and powerful Indian businessman. With the help of the Indian government, he safely evacuated 170,000 of his countrymen, helping them get back home.

Recently at a press conference Akshay opened up saying, "I think every family should go and watch this film and it should be in textbooks. When we talk about history this is not mention as there was a big political reason behind it. That time we were close to Saddam and we wanted to keep low profile". He also added saying, "I think this piece of history has to be in the textbooks. It's a very big thing what India did... which was unbelievable. Even commercial pilots went in the war zone and brought people back."

For this movie the 48-year-old star Akshay Kumar also spoke a bit of Arabic. He said, "It is a hard language. I did speak but it was difficult I had to by-heart the language." Filmmaker Raja Menon will be doing a great job in this and the movie also stars Nimrat Kaur. It will release only on January 22 next year.

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