Holiday the first film on Indian Army to release in Pakistan

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The release of Indian movies in Pakistan has always seen trouble, but it looks like things are getting better across the border for Bollywood.

In a first, Akshay Kumar-Sonakshi Sinha starrer Holiday:A Soldier is Never Off Duty, will release in Pakistan on the same day that it hits theatres in India — June 6. The film has been directed by A Murugadoss. What makes it more interesting is that the film is based on an Indian Army officer.

“It is a great start to a relationship between the two countries. Traditionally, talent from Pakistan would come down to India, but this would be the first time that an Indian film based on an Army officer would be ­releasing in Pakistan. It is not only good for relations, but also for the business between the countries. I congratulate both the countries on this step,” says the film’s producer, Vipul Shah.

“Akshay is a huge draw in Pakistan and there was a demand for Holiday, but fans across the border were not sure if it would see a release there. Now, they’re glad,” says a source from across the border.

The insider adds that some sensitive scenes have been edited to make it a suitable watch for cross-border audience. “The film has been censored by board members in the three major circuits in Pakistan — Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad,” says the source.


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