Released on January 22, a war thriller - 'Airlift' - has earned approximately Rs 54.70 crore at the box office in the country. Also read:
"The results speaks for the film. I am very happy with the response and it encourages me to make and be a part of such cinema. These kind of films did not had much prospects when it comes to numbers at the box office," Akshay said.
"Looking at the numbers, I feel I should try more of these kind of films... Bring real life of people on reel life. I am hopeful that after this film lot of producers, directors and actors will like to be part of this kind of cinema, that is less of songs and more of content," he said.
Usually it's the masala entertainers that earn crores at the box office but the 'Holiday' star is quite content with the commercial success of 'Airlift'.
"The box office numbers of this film is more than I could imagine," he adds.
"I was confident about (success of the film), so I put my money in and acted in it as well. But I did not expect this kind of response, the credit goes to everyone -- all the actors, the director (and) the technicians," the 48-year-old actor said.
The film stars Akshay and Nimrat Kaur in the lead roles. According to the 'Hera Pheri' actor the USP of 'Airlift' is its real story.
Released on January 22, a war thriller - 'Airlift' - has earned approximately Rs 54.70 crore at the box office in the country.