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HindustanTimes Sat,25 Oct 2014
Akshay back in action avatar with Holiday
Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty is an upcoming Bollywood action thriller written and directed by AR Murugadoss and produced by Vipul Shah. (Photo: Desimartini)
Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty is an upcoming Bollywood action thriller written and directed by AR Murugadoss and produced by Vipul Shah. (Photo: Desimartini)
The film features Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead roles, along with Govinda in a supporting role. (Photo: Facebook)
The film features Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead roles, along with Govinda in a supporting role. (Photo: Facebook)
Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty is a remake of the 2012 Tamil film Thuppakki starring Vijay and Kajal Agarwal in lead roles which was also directed by AR Murugadoss. (Photo: Desimartini)
Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty is a remake of the 2012 Tamil film Thuppakki starring Vijay and Kajal Agarwal in lead roles which was also directed by AR Murugadoss. (Photo: Desimartini)
The film will release on 6 June 2014. (Photo: Facebook)
The film will release on 6 June 2014. (Photo: Facebook)
This is AR Murugadoss’ second Bollywood film after Ghajini. (Photo: Facebook)
This is AR Murugadoss’ second Bollywood film after Ghajini. (Photo: Facebook)
The action sequences have been directed by Greg Powell, who has been the stunt director of Skyfall (2012), the Harry Potter series and many others. (Photo: Desimartini)
The action sequences have been directed by Greg Powell, who has been the stunt director of Skyfall (2012), the Harry Potter series and many others. (Photo: Desimartini)
Sonakshi SinhaShe has teamed up with south director AR Murugadoss for a woman-centric action drama. We’ve heard that most of Sonakshi’s action scenes will be based on a martial arts tradition from Kerala. "My film is based on a story which is close to my heart and has a very personal and powerful message for all Indian women," says Murugadoss in an official statement. (Photo: Desimartini)
Sonakshi SinhaShe has teamed up with south director AR Murugadoss for a woman-centric action drama. We’ve heard that most of Sonakshi’s action scenes will be based on a martial arts tradition from Kerala. "My film is based on a story which is close to my heart and has a very personal and powerful message for all Indian women," says Murugadoss in an official statement. (Photo: Desimartini)
Talking about Akshay’s enthusiasm, producer Vipul Shah says, "He dedicatedly rehearsed for the sequences, although we all felt he was a master at it. Some of the stunts were difficult, yet he did them with great ease." (Photo: Desimartini)
Talking about Akshay’s enthusiasm, producer Vipul Shah says, "He dedicatedly rehearsed for the sequences, although we all felt he was a master at it. Some of the stunts were difficult, yet he did them with great ease." (Photo: Desimartini)
The film also brings Akshay back with Sonakshi Sinha, with whom he has hits like Rowdy Rathore (2012). (Photo: Desimartini)
The film also brings Akshay back with Sonakshi Sinha, with whom he has hits like Rowdy Rathore (2012). (Photo: Desimartini)

Movie review: Akshay impresses in Holiday's action sequences  

With impressive action moves, a compelling plot and taut direction, Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty is a summer hit in the making. Be prepared for suspension of disbelief though!

Holiday the first film on Indian Army to release in Pakistan

In a first, Akshay Kumar’s Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty, will be released in Pakistan on the same day it hits theatres in India. What makes it more interesting is that the film is based on an Indian Army officer.

Akshay Kumar shows off martial arts in Holiday

He was the action star. He is the action star and he will remain the action star. Fit as a fiddle, action titan Akshay Kumar has embarked on a new exciting journey with his forthcoming thriller Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty, in which he will try AKIRU, a form of martial art.

Holiday director AR Murugadoss doesn't like his films' remakes

"I don't like to watch my own films being remade by others (directors). There is some kind of fear when I see others doing (directing) my films. When I see the changes, I feel bad," he said. 

'Murugadoss was supposed to make Akshay-starrer Holiday before Thuppaki'

Akshay Kumar-starrer Holiday, which has been directed by AR Murugadoss and is a remake of his hit Thuppaki, hopes to tap in on prevalent patriotic mood of the country, says producer Vipul A Shah.

Enough of so-called south-style action, Akshay Kumar goes realistic for Holiday

In a bid to raise the bar for action films made in Bollywood, producer Vipul Shah roped in a Hollywood action director Greg Powell for his upcoming film, Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty starring Akshay Kumar.

Akshay shoots action sequences on Mumbai streets

Akshay Kumar filmed action sequences at 12 busy locations around the city for Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty where Mumbai's rush hour made for the backdrop.

Aarav has got my sporting gene: Akshay Kumar

Actor Akshay Kumar says discipline is the big lesson in life his father, who served in Indian army, taught him. He is trying inculcate the same in his 11-year old son, Aarav.
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