Bollywood’s Khiladi Akshay Kumar thinks that the taste of audiences has changed today and especially the youth are understanding the importance of realistic films. “Times are changing. The youth is understanding the value of these kind of cinema - like Baby, which was about RAW.. there weren’t any songs in it. But it did good business. So automatically the value of realism is increasing and will go on rising,” said Akshay in a press conference for his film Airlift. His leading lady in the film, Nimrat Kaur echoed his views.
“I can say this even for The Lunchbox, it was such a big standing example - such a small film which didn’t contain any of the aspects that you associate with a commercial formula, or relief or escapism.
“The commercial success and the numbers of the film, is also a standing proof of it,” she said.
Airlift is based on the evacuation of Kuwait-based Indians during the Iraqi occupation in 1990, where Akshay plays the crucial character of Ranjit Katyal who was an unsung hero in aiding the evacuation process. Airlift is set to release January 22.