Nimrat Kaur to play Akshay’s wife in ‘Airlift’

The ‘Lunchbox’ actress Nimrat Kaur will play action hero Akshay Kumar’s wife in his new film, titled, ‘Airlift’. Nimrat was recently in news for grabbing a meaty role in ‘Homeland’ series. The film is based on the real life incident. It is the story of the biggest human evacuation process that will throw light on the story of the Indian people who were stuck in Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion.

Akki will be enacting the role of a billionaire businessman who aids a high-profile rescue operation and Nimrat will be seen playing his wife. For the first time Akshay and Nimrat will be working together.

Bhushan Kumar, producer T-Series, says, “The story is about Ranjit played by Akshay Kumar who helps in the world’s biggest human evacuation. We were looking for an actress with a strong persona to play his wife which will do justice to the strong emotional support the lead character needs. Nimrat has done a really good job in her previous films and made a mark in the industry. I am happy she is on board for the role.”

Directed by Raja Krishna Menon, the film will extensively shot in the Middle East to recreate Kuwait's war zones. The film will go on floor in May, 2015.