I watched an Indian movie Airlift (2016) starring Akshay Kumar. The movie is based on a true story.

It showed (as a subplot) a Kuwaiti woman with an infant child who wanted to escape Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990.

Now, I want to know whether that happened in the true story too. And if it happened then who was that Kuwaiti woman and where is she now?

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Nobody knows because she might not even exist.

Starting from the movie disclaimer

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They explicitly mentioned that all the movie characters are a work of fiction and its just inspired by the real life event. The film even got criticism for wrong portrayal of the Indian government.

Even the film's protagonist is fictional and there was no exact person by that name or background, he is even said to be a fusion of multiple real-life characters of that event. So we can't be sure of the supporting cast either and the movie doesn't even claim for exact historical portrayal either, so we can assume that the Kuwaiti woman was not Airlifted. But there is no explanation for any character's real life counterpart, so we can't be sure.

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    True. Ranjit Katyal is actually a fusion of Mathunny Mathews and Harbhajan Singh Vedi. And yeah I felt that the Indian government was portrayed wrongly. Anyway thanks for the great answer.
    – EdmDroid
    Mar 7, 2016 at 19:06
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    this could be the only correct and great answer :)
    – Aman Garg
    Sep 15, 2016 at 10:49

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