The film is based on the real life evacuation drama and kicked off its first schedule in a grand mansion in a Mumbai studio. The Raja Menon directed Airlift went on floors on Saturday in a suburban studio in Mumbai.
A grand mansion, complete with Arabic carpets and interiors resembling an affluent Middle-Eastern household, was created for the shoot.
Presented by T-Series and Cape of Good, in strategic partnership with Abundantia Entertainment, Airlift stars Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur, along with a carefully cast ensemble of characters.
Airlift will be shot in Mumbai, areas around Gujarat and Rajasthan and Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE. The film is expected to release on January 22, 2016.