In less than 25 days from now, Akshay Kumar would be back on the big screen with Holiday. The film’s promo, after being launched a few weeks back, has already garnered close to six million online views with close to 90% nodding in approval of what A.R. Murugadoss and Vipul Shah have to offer. With an out and out positivity surrounding the film and the songs with Akshay and Sonakshi generating some good buzz as well, all appears to be just in course for this action-dramatic-thriller offering.
For Akshay personally, it wasn’t too long ago when many felt that he was doing too many films in a year. Now that Holiday is coming eight months after Boss, he is being missed more than ever. Isn’t that ironic?
“Oh really! I thought it was only you who thought that I was doing too many films a year; you ask me this question more than anyone mate,” winks Akshay, “Question is – ‘Have ‘you’ missed me? What was it that ‘Robin Hood’ said? Yeah, that ‘Absence makes the heart grow fonder’. Well people, I hope you are very fond by now, because I am back!”
Akshay doesn’t deny that this period of no release ignited mixed emotions in him.
“Eight months have actually been my longest off screen break ever. I have enjoyed the silence, I must say; but then I am more than happy to be diving head back into promotions. I have a new found energy so let’s bring this on. Let’s see what have you got in store for this soldier who really is never off duty,” he smiles.
It appears though that it was a conscious decision on his part to space out his two films for such a long duration. That too, when he had wrapped up Holiday as well as Its Entertainment some time back itself.
“See, my job is to act, be a producer’s actor and get on with the job at hand. What producers and distributors do with their films, their dates and their money is entirely up to them,” Akshay adds in a serious tone, “As you can tell from a few of my past experiences over the years, if it was actually up to me then I wouldn’t have released many of my films on the dates chosen. But then it is not my call and it is not my place to say. I do give my opinion when I feel i need to but at the end of the day the ball is not in my court.”
Well Akshay, now that you are back on the big screen, one just hopes that this Summer kick-starts on just the right note with this thorough commercial entertainer bringing back audience into theaters all over again.