Akshay Kumar adds another feather to his already versatile hat by learning Arabic for ‘Airlift

After delivering a critically acclaimed performance in ‘Baby’, anticipation is already building for international superstar Akshay Kumar’s much awaited edge-of-the-seat thriller ‘Airlift’.


Known for getting into the skin of a character, Akshay has been busy taking diction classes to learn Arabic, so that he can meticulously perfect the dialect and other nuances in order to play the role of Indian-Arab billionaire ‘Ranjit Katiyal’, who plans an ambitious evacuation mission to rescue 170,000 Indians in Kuwait during the Iraq invasion.


Airlift is directed by Raja Krishna Menon and produced by Bhushan Kumar along with Nikhil Advani and Vikram Mehrotra. Akshay Kumar’s leading lady in the film will be Nimrat Kaur (Lunchbox). The film is slated to release around Republic Day on 22nd January 2016.