Bollywood top star Akshay Kumar recognized for his action and comedy films seems to be switching his track from the regular run-of-the-mill typical Bollywood masala potboilers to doing movies that are socially relevant and have a message.

Bowled over by the subject of his recent film Airlift that depicts the humane service of the Air India personnel who played a lion’s share in evacuating 1, 70,000 Indians stuck in Kuwait in 1990 during the Iran-Iraq war, Akshay Kumar says, “The movie is truly heartrending tale. When I heard the script I wondered what if I was struck with a similar fate and tears rolled into my eyes.”

He confides, “And these tears where not the typical Bollywood Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham kind of tears but the one that ooze when your heart is melted gravely. Hence I nodded to do the film despite the movie lacking routine Bollywood item songs and comedy.”