Actor Akshay Kumar, who has been a part of the entertainment industry for almost three decades, said that he would love to be the brand ambassador of the tourism ministry’s Incredible India campaign.
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan is no longer fronting the ads of the government campaign and there has been a lot of speculation about who would replace him. Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan is the new spokesperson of the government’s famous Incredible India campaign to market the country to tourists abroad.
It has been reported that Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and Akshay are also among the choices for the position.
When 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”.
The Khiladi star was in the national capital on Monday to promote his forthcoming film Airlift, which is a patriotic story based on true events. Directed by Raja Krishna Menon, Airlift tracks the story of the evacuation of Kuwait-based Indians in 1990.
Akshay plays protagonist 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. Airlift means air evacuation. The film shows how 1,70,000 people were evacuated from one place to other,” the actor said.
Airlift also stars The Lunchbox star Nimrat Kaur and opens on January 22.