Kumar cringes at the very mention of the term remake in the
context of his forthcoming actioner Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off
Duty. And he has his own reasons.
When asked him about Holiday being a remake of a Tamil
film, he promptly interrupted and said, "Actually, I won't call it
He added, "It was a fresh script and we were going to make it
first in Hindi, but A.R. Murugadoss (the director) had a condition
that he first wanted to make the film in Tamil. The Tamil version
called 'Thuppakki' released in 2012. So the film is not a
remake for me.
"It is a script and subject that I had selected earlier. Vipul
Shah (the film's producer) and I had gone for a narration. We sat
with Murugadoss and after listening to the first half, I agreed to
do the film. The first half was mind blowing. I really enjoyed
doing it," said the actor, who features as an army officer in the
The movie, which focuses on terrorism and sleeper cells, also
features Sonakshi Sinha. Holiday produced by
reliance Entertainment releases on June 6.