Akshay Kumar and Vipul Shah have teamed up again after UK blockbuster Namastey London for Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty.
Holiday — A Soldier Is Never Off Duty is directed by AR. Murugadoss, who created the 100 crore club with his first Hindi film Ghajni. Holiday also sees the return of Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha’s pairing after the successful Rowdy Rathore.
Akshay Kumar plays an army DIA in Holiday which is high on action and romance with music by Pritam.
Vipul, who is the producer of the film, says, “In every person’s life, some special films happen. I’m lucky that I got so many special films with Akshay in the last 10 years. There are huge expectations from the team. We’re looking forward to it ourselves.”
Akshay says, “To work alongside my long-time friend Vipul after so many extraordinary films together, on a project that is helmed by Murugadoss, is of course something I couldn’t wait to get my hands on.”
He adds, “It’s great to see the magic my director creates with professionals like our director of photography Nutty, (Natarajan Subramaniam), our heroine Sonakshi and the rest of our talented crew. It’s also the first time I’m playing a DIA (Defence Intelligence Agent), a role I’ve enjoyed portraying more than I ever imagined.”
Murugadoss says, “I was a little reserved initially, but Akshay made me feel very comfortable. Now, I can say that I’ve got a close friend in the Hindi film industry. Being a filmmaker, Vipul sir lends his directors great support, like in this case, me.”
Sanjeev Lamba, CEO, Reliance Entertainment, the co-producers of the project, says, “This is a high-octane action thriller. I hope fans enjoy a spectacular summer when the film opens globally.”
The last word is reserved for Akshay, who signs off, saying, “The next time someone asks me what I’d have done if I weren’t an actor, I’d say that being a DIA is on the top of my list.”
Holiday — A Soldier Is Never Off Duty, presented by Reliance Entertainment, releases in UK cinemas on 6th June 2014.