Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur have been paired together in the action-thriller and human drama Airlift, the film which is based on the true story of evacuation of Indians based in Kuwait during the Iraq-Kuwait War. The film will hit the screens around the Republic Day next year. While many of Akshay’s films have been huge box office money-spinners, this is Nimrat’s second film after the critically acclaimed, Lunchbox, which was slotted under parallel cinema.
Post Lunchbox, the actress had got busy filming the television series Homeland for about half a year in which she played an ISI agent and she was the centre of attention for her noticeable performance. During the making, Nimrat was seen hobnobbing with many of the Hollywood stars to the likes of Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts. However, one could see a great camaraderie and lot of leg-pulling happening between Akshay and Nimrat, who has often said that the star had made shooting for the film enjoyable and fun.
Says Nimrat, “I have not felt even for a second that I was working with a huge star…” Immediately interrupts Akshay, “Nimrat has done a Hollywood series, who is a huge star, me or her?” Nimrat laughs and continues, “Akshay would tell me that I should bring some drugs from Hollywood…From day one, it didn’t feel for a moment that I was working with someone I have actually watched so many films of…” “From childhood, say that, too…” Akshay interrupts again while laughing non-stop, and Nimrat recalls solving the Bollywood general knowledge quiz several years ago, where one of the questions was – ‘What is Akshay Kumar’s real name?’ Well, we don’t know whether she’d got it right.