In 2016, Akshay appeared in three films - all three were hit. The year started on a patriotic note with Airlift, based on the evacuation of Indians from a war-struck Kuwait during the invasion by Saddam Hussein. Next was Housefull 3, which was panned by critics but still managed to collect Rs 100 crores. Lastly, he featured in Rustom, based on real life incident of Naval Officer KM Nanavati and businessman Prem Ahuja. Apart from this, Akshay made cameos in Dishoom and Akira.