Actors using glycerine to create fake tears for emotional scenes in movies is common knowledge. However, looks like Akshay Kumar needed none for his emotional scenes in ‘Airlift’ for the true patriotic emotions involved while filming were enough to make the Khiladi weep naturally.
Revealing the same, Akshay Kumar said: “The scene in the movie when the first Air India flight lands to pick the passengers was an emotional one for us. While picturising that scene, a song is played in the background with the Indian flag being hoisted. I felt it with all my heart. At that time, I didn’t need any glycerine to cry. Looking at the people and flag, I grew emotional. There were people from other countries who were stranded but no one had come to rescue them. But our country had sent the first flight. People sitting inside, everybody rushing in and looking to leave and the flight taking off was an emotional scene. Everyday in reality there were five to seven flights taking off with a total of 488 flights and 1.7 lakh people rescued.”
Talking about the true story which is also a part of Guinness world record, Akshay said, “Airlift is a true story. Everything that you will see is true. There is a character just like mine in real. There were four people and we have combined all of them together and made it into one character. Airlift is all about I am proud to be an Indian.”
The film directed by Raja Menon also stars Nimrat Kaur. It is set to release on January 22 next year.