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By HT

New Delhi, June 7 -- Theirs might be an unusual combination, but producer Vipul Shah and director AR Murugadoss' collaboration on the action-drama, Holiday - A Soldier Is Never Off Duty, was a much-anticipated one.

Murugadoss, who has directed a Bollywood film after six years, says he has tweaked his south original, Thuppakki (2012), to make Holiday a sharper remake. The two get talking about their experience of working together, and why Akshay Kumar was always their first choice for the lead role.     

You're returning to directing a Bollywood film after six years (he last directed Ghajini; 2008). Does that add to the pressure?    

AR MURUGADOSS (ARM): I didn't feel the pressure while making the film, but I'm feeling some of it now. I didn't think about the time gap because I was working on the script of Holiday, and then I also shot Thuppakki with the same script, so I was busy. I won't take so much time for my next film.

VIPUL: No. I enjoy working with him, but as a producer, I go by the director's vision and give him what he wants. ARM wanted him, so it was a sone pe suhaaga.     

ARM: It was wonderful. He's good at action and great at romance. I was a bit nervous initially, but he put me at ease and we soon became good friends.     

Have you made any changes in the Hindi version of the film?    

ARM: You can't compare the two, but we did change some portions in the Hindi version, including a bit of the climax.

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