When a certain popular awards team mentioned their nominations, there was huge uproar on social media. Akshay Kumar and Airlift were completely ignored and no mention of the two could be seen anywhere throughout the nominations.
Kareena Kapoor Khan on Koffee with Karan had said that Akshay gave him one advice – to believe in rewards and not awards. When Akshay was asked the same, he said, “She said that? I thought it was a secret.I told her to never say about it. I have to have her word with her.I just said ‘keep on working, don’t think so much. If you don’t get any award, just think that you’ve got the reward and carry on’.”
But tell him about the blatant ignorance that team Airlift faced at a recent Awards function and he retorts back in his own inimitable style. “That’s okay because maybe I don’t deserve it. There are many people who have done much better so they get it,” he said. Airlift is a 2016 Indian war thriller film directed by Raja Krishna Menon, starring Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur. The film follows Ranjit Katyal (Akshay Kumar), a Kuwait-based businessman, as he carries out the evacuation of Indians based in Kuwait during the Invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.
With a budget of â‚¹300 million (US$4.5 million), the film premiered worldwide on 22 January 2016. The marketing of the film played an important role in the film’s promotion and collaboration with the flight company Air India, who had a major contribution in the evacuation of record-breaking number of Indians during the war. The film is featured among the 2016 Indian Panorama section of the International Film Festival of India.
When ‘Airlift’ completed a year recently, Akshay Kumar took to Twitter to reveal that Airlift is that one film which holds a special place in his heart. The 49-year-old actor wrote, “Every actor has one film which means the world to him…
@AirliftFilm is just that for me! #1YearOfAirlift.”
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) January 22, 2017
As of now Akshay Kumar is gearing up for his next release and is on a promotion spree for ‘The State vs Jolly LL.B 2’ or commonly known as simply ‘Jolly LL.B 2’ which belongs to the satirical black comedy-drama genre of film and is written and directed by Subhash Kapoor. A sequel to the 2013 film Jolly LLB, the film also stars Huma Qureshi, Saurabh Shukla and Annu Kapoor in lead roles. A courtroom drama which satirizes the notion of the Indian legal system, the story follows Jagdishwar Mishra (Kumar), a lawyer who fights a case against the ruthless and powerful lawyer Sachin Mathur (Kapoor).