Actor Akshay Kumar is proud that a film like `Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty`, which focuses on terrorism and sleeper cells, managed a successful run at the box office. He is also glad that the makers chose a "commercial comedian" like him to portray a "heavy serious role" of a soldier.
`Holiday - A Soldier Is Never Off Duty` has minted Rs.102.62 crore in three weeks at the domestic box office and producer Vipul Shah feels ecstatic as his alliance with Hindi movie star Akshay Kumar has once again struck the gold.
Chirag Sethi, who played the second lead to South Superstar Vijay in AR Murugadoss` Tamil super hit `Thupakki`, will be seen in the same role in its Hindi remake `Holiday - A Soldier Is Never Off Duty ` starring Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha and Govinda. Chirag plays the role of a character named Siddharth, the youngest member of Virat Bakshi`s (Akshay Kumar) team.
Actor Akshay Kumar, who is gearing up for the release of his new film "Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty", says he`s more bothered about the people`s reaction to the film than its box office performance.
He juggles two different roles but Vipul Shah believes in doing one thing at a time. If he dons the director`s hat, his focus is on his craft and as a producer, he ensures he doesn`t get in the way of his directors.
Producer Vipul Shah is shocked at the claims of Pandit Bhagwat Guruji, who said that he got actors John Abraham and Genelia D`Souza married off while shooting for a wedding sequence in their new film "Force", and says the priest is just looking for his 15 minutes of fame.