On 'Holiday' set, English was a saviour!

May 31, 2014 IANS

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Language turned out to be a bit of an issue on the set of forthcoming Bollywood film "Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty" as it had a mix of Hindi and Tamil-speaking crew. But the film's lead actors Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha say it was all in good fun!

For one of the songs in this Hindi remake of Tamil entertainer "Thuppakki", some sand had to be thrown in the air for effect. But the people who were responsible for throwing the sand ended up overdoing it as the instructions were being given in Hindi and they didn't understand it.

Sonakshi, who has shot a southern movie recently, told IANS: "I've been a part of other south Indian sets as well. Everyone communicates in English and it's fun when people from two cultures interact."

The film is directed by ace southern filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss. Sonakshi says he is "wonderful" and "explains what is required in a shot very well to his actors".

Meanwhile, Akshay said English was a common factor.

"We all know English and Hindi. They all know English, but not Hindi. They had a translator. Nothing funny happened (on the set) because we all were in a serious mood while shooting. The film is something very intense," the action titan said in an interaction with IANS.

The actor will be seen in the role of a dedicated army officer in the film which is ready to hit the screens June 6.

It is presented by Reliance Entertainment and produced by Vipul Shah.

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