Mumbai : Superstar Akshay Kumar has shared the first poster of his upcoming film “Airlift”, based on the biggest evacuation of Indians based in Kuwait during the Iraq-Kuwait war (1990-91).
The movie, directed by Raja Krishna Menon, also stars “The Lunchbox” actress Nimrat Kaur.
The black-and-white poster shows an aircraft flying above a runway, laden with smoke and fume. Written on the poster is, “1,70,000 Refugees, 488 Flights, 59 days, 1 man.”
“Mark the date guys… @AirliftFilm releases on 22nd January, 2016. #AirliftTeaserOnWednesday,” Akshay captioned the poster.
The 48-year-old actor further tweeted, “How many people know about the Kuwait evacuation? I’m proud to be part of a film that brings this true story alive.”
He also shared another black-and-white image, showing him sporting a serious look. “India airlifted over 1,70,000 people from Kuwait in the largest human evacuation in history,” he captioned the look.
Co-producer Nikkhil Advani shared the poster on Twitter and captioend it, “The sad thing is we really don’t need to #RewindTo1990. The innocent are still the collateral damage in any war.”
The film releases on January 22, 2016.