Holiday, the first film on Indian army, set to release in Pakistan on June 6
Directed by A.R. Murugadoss, the film stars Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha and is based on an Indian army officer.
“It is a great start to a relationship between the two countries. Traditionally, talent from Pakistan would come down to India, but this would be the first time that an Indian film based on an army officer would be releasing in Pakistan. It is not only good for relations, but also for the business between the countries. I congratulate both the countries on this step,” said the film’s producer, Vipul Shah.
“Akshay is a huge draw in Pakistan and there was a demand for Holiday, but fans across the border were not sure if it would see a release there. Now, they’re glad,” said a source from across the border.
The source adds that some sensitive scenes have been edited to make it a suitable watch for cross-border audience.
“The film has been censored by board members in the three major circuits in Pakistan — Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad,” said the source.