Akshay Kumar's 1990 Kuwait-invasion drama Airlift which opens on Friday has just been granted an all-clear with a 'UA' certificate. Apparently there are scenes of "tremendous emotional stress and heightened drama" which have been given the dreaded CBFC's green signal.
The Airlift director Raja Krishna Menon is delighted by the liberal treatment of his film. "The CBFC watched the film in the spirit it was conceived and directed. They understood what we were trying to achieve, so I'm grateful that they certified it without any verbal or visual cuts."
Interestingly, the censor-free Airlift opens on the same Friday as Kya Kool Hain Hum 3 which has over a 100 verbal and visual cuts.