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Akshay Kumar wakes up on his HOLIDAY with sleeper cells
May 21, 2014 6:51:50 PM IST By Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Part of many a happy films, Akshay Kumar was shocked when he gained idea about the operating methods of sleeper cells, which have proved to be nuisance especially during last few years. Since the core subject of his upcoming film HOLIDAY dealt with this, he developed a good know-how on how these cells operate in his own country.
"USP of HOLIDAY is all in the screenplay and filmmaker Murugadoss has delved in at the deep end and created a script focusing on the deadliness of the underlying 'Sleeper Cells' which exist in our very own neighborhood," informs our source.
Akshay was surprised to know how these terrorists are disguised so well into natural habitat.
"Having said that, this is not a far-fetched film or a Bollywood exaggeration. This is a real life scenario too as it happens on our very own streets, cities & villages," says Akshay, "They could be your friendly neighborhood 'rikshawalla', an uncle who sits at your street corner, the boy working in your local phone shop, the old man selling you daily bread or even your household maid's sister.''
Though he has collaborated with Vipul Shah on family affairs films like NAMASTE LONDON and WAQT, an action thriller set up with sleeper cells at the core of it was an altogether new avenue for Akshay. Even though he had heard it all in the news, he couldn't believe his ears.
Sighs Akshay, "It's a disturbingly intriguing reality, and it's a role that I have felt very excited about facing. I feel like I have stepped out of my happy acting bubble and woken up into the real world of deception, corruption and frightful reality."
With the film now quite far away, it would be interesting to see how this reality translates into screen.