Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar says the commercial success of his newly released film “Airlift” has encouraged him to make more movies based on real life stories.
“I am very happy with the response and it encourages me to make and be a part of such cinema. These kinds of films did not have much prospects when it comes to numbers at the box office,” expressed Akshay.
Airlift was released on January 22; this intense war thriller has earned approximately Rs 54.70 crore at the box office in the country.
“Looking at the numbers, I feel I should try more of these kind of films… Bring real life of people on reel life. I am hopeful that after this film lot of producers, directors and actors will like to be part of this kind of cinema, that is less of songs and more of content,” he said.
After “Special 26” and “Baby”, Akshay was confident about the success of “Airlift”.
“I was confident about (success of the film), so I put my money in and acted in it as well. But I did not expect this kind of response, the credit goes to everyone — all the actors, the director (and) the technicians,” add Akshay.
Directed by Raja Krishna Menon, “Airlift” narrates the story of Ranjit Katyal (Akshay Kumar), a Kuwait-based businessman, who carries out the biggest civil operation of evacuating Indians based in Kuwait during the Iraq-Kuwait war during the time of Iraq’s then President Saddam Hussein.
The film stars Akshay and Nimrat Kaur in the lead roles.