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Feb 12, 2014 at 05:52pm IST

If I weren't an actor, I'd be Defence Intelligence Agent: Akshay Kumar

Mumbai: Akshay Kumar, who will be seen as a Defence Intelligence Agent (DIA) in his forthcoming film 'Holiday: A Soldier Never Off Duty', says he enjoyed the role "more than I ever imagined".

The film's trailer released online Wednesday and gave a sneak peek into the action packed thriller that also stars Sonakshi Sinha.

"...It's the first time that I'm playing a DIA, a role I've enjoyed portraying more than I ever imagined," Akshay said in a statement.

If I weren't an actor, I'd be Defence Intelligence Agent: Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar plays the role of Defence Intelligence Agent in his upcoming film 'Holiday' and he enjoyed the role more than he 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," he added

The action-thriller has been directed by A.R. Murugadoss and produced by Vipul Shah.

"To work alongside my long time friend Vipul after so many extraordinary films together, on a project that is helmed by Murugadoss, is of course something I couldn't wait to get my hands on," said Akshay, who teamed up with Shah for super hits like 'Waqt - Race against Time' and 'Namastey London' in the past.

Murugadoss, who has also directed southern films like 'Thuppakki' and 'Stalin', was a little apprehensive before he took on the film.

"I was a little reserved initially, but Akshay made me feel comfortable. Now, I can say that I've got a close friend in the Hindi film industry," said Murugadoss.

The director also praised Shah for his support and added: "Being a filmmaker, Vipul sir lends his directors great support."

Being presented by Reliance Entertainment, the film will hit theatres June 6.