, a film on counter-terrorism, gives a brand new and exciting face to evil - Farhad, aka Freddy Daruwala, the winner of the Mr India World pageant and a well known fashion model. But he says he was hesitant in accepting the negative role and wants to play a "dashing man-of-the-world kind of hero".
Directed by A.R. Murugadoss and produced by Vipul Shah, the film starring Akshay in the lead role of an army officer came out last Friday. It earned about Rs.50 crore in four days of its release. "Holiday was god-sent. It's a terrorist's role. And I must admit I was hesitant to do it. I didn't want to start on a negative note," said Freddy.
"But when Murugadoss sir and Vipul sir told me about the role of the terror mastermind, I was blown. The guy was an absolute normal working class type. Looking at him, you'd think he worked in a multi-national firm or as a computer engineer. They wanted to show how terrorism is nurtured in an absolutely normal working class atmosphere. I liked that. I decided to take it on. Not that I had much of a choice," he said.