This Article is From Jul 15, 2014

Akshay Kumar: Holiday's Success Has Nothing to do With Fate of Other Films

Akshay Kumar: Holiday's Success Has Nothing to do With Fate of Other Films

Akshay in a still from Holiday

Highlights

  • Actor Akshay Kumar is proud that a film like Holiday, 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, released earlier this year, acquired a hit status in a year when there aren't that many successful films happening. Akshay has another view.
  • "Excuse my bluntness, but the triumph of Holiday has nothing to do with whether other films are running successfully or not. It has everything to do with the fact that such an honest, admirable film was recognised by friend and foes, audience and critics the world over, and was admired and appreciated for all its worth.
  • "That is what makes this wonderful blockbuster commendable," he said.
  • Initially, some of the skeptics had tried to write off the movie, directed by AR Murugadoss.
  • "Holiday has fought against all odds, from schedules, to accidents and injuries. I couldn't be happier for the makers and creators. We all did well with this one," said Bollywood's beloved khiladi, who featured with Sonakshi Sinha in the movie.
  • So, was Holiday was a mood-change for his career, considering it's comedies that he is most solidly identified with?
  • "My place will always be with action and comedy, it's where my heart is, and that's where and when my blood pumps. But my ambitions as an actor will never stop growing.
  • "Making films like Holiday inspires me to step out of my comfort zone with confidence, because deep down you know at the end of the day, no matter what the outcome, you know this project is worthy," he said.
  • Now post Holiday, Akshay will be seen in a comedy titled Entertainment. Did Holiday seem risky?
  • "I'm grateful to those that took the chance with me, and chose a 'commercial comedian' to portray such a heavy serious role. I may have been around for a while, but there is competition out there everyday and everywhere.
  • "It will always feel damn good to know you're wanted for roles that can change many people's paths in life."
  • Holiday was presented by Reliance Entertainment and produced by Vipul Shah, with whom Akshay has given hit films like Namastey London and Waqt: The Race Against Time in the past.
Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar is proud that a film like Holiday, 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. (Also Read: Love the Heyy Babyy Genre of Entertainment the Most: Akshay Kumar)

Holiday, released earlier this year, acquired a hit status in a year when there aren't that many successful films happening. Akshay has another view.

"Excuse my bluntness, but the triumph of Holiday has nothing to do with whether other films are running successfully or not. It has everything to do with the fact that such an honest, admirable film was recognised by friend and foes, audience and critics the world over, and was admired and appreciated for all its worth.

"That is what makes this wonderful blockbuster commendable," he said.

Initially, some of the skeptics had tried to write off the movie, directed by AR Murugadoss.

"Holiday has fought against all odds, from schedules, to accidents and injuries. I couldn't be happier for the makers and creators. We all did well with this one," said Bollywood's beloved khiladi, who featured with Sonakshi Sinha in the movie.

So, was Holiday was a mood-change for his career, considering it's comedies that he is most solidly identified with?

"My place will always be with action and comedy, it's where my heart is, and that's where and when my blood pumps. But my ambitions as an actor will never stop growing.

"Making films like Holiday inspires me to step out of my comfort zone with confidence, because deep down you know at the end of the day, no matter what the outcome, you know this project is worthy," he said.

Now post Holiday, Akshay will be seen in a comedy titled Entertainment. Did Holiday seem risky?

"I'm grateful to those that took the chance with me, and chose a 'commercial comedian' to portray such a heavy serious role. I may have been around for a while, but there is competition out there everyday and everywhere.

"It will always feel damn good to know you're wanted for roles that can change many people's paths in life."

Holiday was presented by Reliance Entertainment and produced by Vipul Shah, with whom Akshay has given hit films like Namastey London and Waqt: The Race Against Time in the past.