Sonakshi's looks in the movie Holiday is supposed to be
inspired from legendary Muhammad Ali's daughter Laila Ali and the
actress was trained by none other than Indian boxer Vijender
Director of Holiday, Vipul Shah attributing some credit to
Akshay Kumar as well said, "Sonakshi wanted to perfectly fit into
as a boxer and thus Akshay got Vijender to train her. The result is
so good that we have incorporated one of her sparring sequences in
Meanwhile, the expert revealed how he trained Sonakshi for the
purpose. "At Akshayji's behest, I trained Sonakshi for some days at
his gym. I also shared some diet tips with her. I advised her only
to take home-made food that too properly. I also asked her to drink
lots of water and avoid high calorie diet," said the Olympic
Vijender also seemed very contented with Sonakshi's performance
as a boxer. "Sonakshi has performed the boxing scenes convincingly.
She's simply fabulous," he added.
The movie Holiday happens to be an action-romantic flick starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead roles and is scheduled to release on June 6, 2014.