The actress who has been recently roped in the 'Homeland' series is paired with Akshay Kumar in ‘Airlift’.

The film produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series along with Cape of Good Films, Crouching Tigers and Emmay Entertainment will have Akshay playing Ranjit Katyal, a billionaire businessman who aids the high-profile rescue operation.

Nimrat who has played a role of a young housewife in ‘The Lunchbox’ will share the screen with Akshay Kumar for the first time.

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.”

The film which deals with the real life incident of the biggest human evacuation process in Kuwait is scheduled to release in May 2015.

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