In the three-minute promo, the actor poses as an undercover agent, who is on a mission to control a crisis situation involving sleeper cells.
Despite the strict focus on action, the trailer also shows some lighthearted moments, with some funny exchanges between Akshay and his love interest, played by Sonakshi Sinha. The actress looks refreshing in a sportswoman avatar. In one scene, she is seen in action in a boxing ring, facing an adversary.
Directed by AR Murugadoss of "Ghajini" fame, "Holiday" is loaded with action sequences; a characteristic of the director. "Holiday" also has producer Vipul A Shah reuniting with Akshay after a long stint. The duo had last worked together in the dud "Action Replay" (2010).
Speaking of his role as the undercover agent, Akshay pointed out: "It's the first time I'm playing a DIA (Defence Intelligence Agent), a role I've enjoyed portraying more than I ever imagined... The next time someone asks me what I'd have done if I weren't an actor, I'd say that being a DIA is on the top of my list," The Times of Indiaquoted the actor.
The action flick is set for a 6 June release.
Watch "Holiday: A Soldier Never off Duty" trailer below: