Akshay is also glad that the makers chose a "commercial
comedian" like him to portray a "heavy serious role" of a
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
it's worth. That is what makes this wonderful blockbuster
commendable," said Akshay.
Initially, some of the skeptics had tried to write off the
movie, directed by A.R. 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.
Was Holiday a mood-change for your career, considering
it's comedies that you are 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," asserted
"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 added.
Now post Holiday, Akshay will be seen in a comedy
titled Entertainment. Did Holiday
"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," said Akshay.
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.