Sonakshi's looks in the movie Holiday is supposed to be inspired from legendary Muhammad Ali's daughter Laila Ali and the actress was trained by none other than Indian boxer Vijender Singh.
Director of Holiday, Vipul Shah attributing some credit to Akshay Kumar as well said, "Sonakshi wanted to perfectly fit into as a boxer and thus Akshay got Vijender to train her. The result is so good that we have incorporated one of her sparring sequences in the promos."
Meanwhile, the expert revealed how he trained Sonakshi for the purpose. "At Akshayji's behest, I trained Sonakshi for some days at his gym. I also shared some diet tips with her. I advised her only to take home-made food that too properly. I also asked her to drink lots of water and avoid high calorie diet," said the Olympic champion.
Vijender also seemed very contented with Sonakshi's performance as a boxer. "Sonakshi has performed the boxing scenes convincingly. She's simply fabulous," he added.
The movie Holiday happens to be an action-romantic flick starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead roles and is scheduled to release on June 6, 2014.