‘Airlift’ to release across 70 screens in Middle East

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar is “delighted to inform” that his forthcoming film “Airlift” has been cleared for release in the UAE.

The “Khiladi” actor also adds that the film, which is based on Kuwait-based Indians’ evacuation during the 1990 invasion of Kuwait by Iraq, will be releasing across 70 screens in the Middle East on Thursday.

“Delighted to inform fans of #Airlift in UAE that our film has been cleared for release. Its releasing across 70 screens in the Middle East today,” Akshay tweeted on Thursday.

This is not the first time that Akshay has featured in a film that promotes the spirit of patriotism. “Baby”, “Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty” and “Gabbar” are some of the films in which he has essayed a responsible countryman.

“Airlift” also stars Nimrat Kaur and Purab Kohli in key roles. Directed by Raja Krishna Menon, the film will release in India on Friday.

I will not dance at marriage functions: John Abraham

John Abraham says that one of the principles in his life is to avoid dancing at marriage functions. For the actor-producer, the act is below his dignity.

“Definitely, one thing that I will not do and you can hold against me is that I will not dance at marriage functions. That is below my dignity,” John told IANS.

“I have got very strong principles and I live by them. Also, I don’t have any endorsement agent so I operate on my own. I do brands only if I believe in that,” he added.

John, who was last seen in Amitabh Bachchan starrer “Wazir”, is currently planning to remake “Rocky Handsome” in Tamil and Telugu. And his work commitments are taking so much of his time that he is hardly seen at Bollywood social gatherings and award functions.

Asked why he is keeping such a low profile, John told IANS: “There is one common thread that holds all actors together and that’s insecurity.”

“I can’t be a part of that, hence I am content in my space. I feel uncomfortable at award functions and I don’t go for award functions. Also party for me is definitely no,” he said.

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