Ever since Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan ceased to be the brand ambassador for the tourism ministry’s Incredible India campaign, speculations have been doing the rounds for a replacement. Adding to the buzz, Akshay Kumar on Monday expressed his desire to be the brand ambassador. Asked if he would like to be the new Incredible India ambassador, Akshay said, “It’s a big thing. Why not? I would love to be there. It’s a good thing”.
Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and Akshay are among the names floating around to be the face of the campaign.
Akshay, who has been a part of the entertainment industry for almost three decades, is in Delhi to promote his forthcoming film Airlift, which has patriotism at its core. Directed by Raja Krishna Menon, Airlift is based on the evacuation of Kuwait-based Indians during the Iraqi occupation in 1990.
Akshay plays the crucial character of Ranjit Katyal who was an unsung hero in aiding the evacuation process. India is the greatest country - that is what we want to show in this film. The film shows how 1,70,000 people were evacuated from one place to other,” the actor said. The film also stars The Lunchbox star Nimrat Kaur.