This Rakshabandhan, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar announced his new venture titled Raksha Bandhan, which launches his sister Alka Bhatia as a presenter. This film is to helmed by Aanand L Rai, and will be celebrating the sacred bond between brothers and sisters.
Depicting the theme of the movie, Akshay Kumar can be seen surrounded by his onscreen sisters in the first look of Raksha Bandhan. “A story that touches your heart so deeply and so instantly, it’s the quickest I’ve signed a film in my career. Dedicating this film, Raksha Bandhan to my sister Alka and to the most special bond in the world – that of a brother and sister. Thank you, Aanand L Rai. This one is very special,” tweeted Akshay Kumar. Raksha Bandhan is slated to have a November 5, 2021 release.
A story that touches your heart so deeply & so instantly,it’s the quickest I’ve signed a film in my career.Dedicating this film,#RakshaBandhan to my sister,Alka & to the most special bond in the world…that of a brother and sister.Thank you @aanandlrai,this one is very special pic.twitter.com/3h4wxPltC1
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 3, 2020
Elucidating on the film’s plot, Akshay Kumar said in a statement: “It will make us realise how blessed are those who have sisters. It makes me happiest that my sister Alka is presenting and producing this film along with ace director Aanand L Rai. Can’t thank him enough for bringing me one of the most special films of my life,” reported PTI.
Aanand described Raksha Bandhan as a film which commemorates“relationships in the most beautiful way,” reported PTI. “Akshay is such a talented actor and I’m really excited to collaborate with him once again for Raksha Bandhan,” the director released a statement.
The forthcoming film marks Akshay’s second collaboration with Aanand L Rai, who is also directing the actor in upcoming movie Atrangi Re, featuring Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush. While Raksha Bandhan is expectedly going on floors next year, Atrangi Re is all set to resume shoot post the lockdown.
Raksha Bandhan is written by Aanand L Rai’s frequent collaborator, screenwriter Himanshu Sharma, who has films such as the Tanu Weds Manu series, Zero and Raanjhanaa added to his credit. The film will be bankrolled by Colour Yellow Production in line with Cape of Good Films.