Akshay Kumar, Aanand L Rai team up for Raksha Bandhan | Sunday Observer

Akshay Kumar, Aanand L Rai team up for Raksha Bandhan

Besides Raksha Bandhan, Akshay Kumar has Laxmmi Bomb, Sooryavanshi, Prithviraj and Atrangi Re in his kitty

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar on Monday announced that he will star in Aanand L Rai’s upcoming directorial Raksha Bandhan, which revolves around the brother-sister bond.

 The film, written by Aanand’s longtime collaborator Himanshu Sharma, will mark the director’s second outing with Akshay after their yet-to-be-released romantic-drama Atrangi Re.

Akshay Kumar made the announcement on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, and said the film was his tribute to his sister Alka Bhatia and also to the brother-sister relationship.

“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,” the actor tweeted alongside the film’s poster where his character is seen hugging his four sisters

Raksha Bandhan is co-produced by Aanand L Rai’s Colour Yellow Films and Akshay Kumar’s Cape of Good Films, while Alka Bhatia is one of its presenters.

The Good Newwz star said that he could not thank Aanand L Rai enough for bringing him one of the most special films of his career.

“Hardly ever in life does one come across a story that touches your heart so deeply and so instantly! It will make you laugh, and it will make you cry. And 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,” Akshay Kumar said in a statement.

Aanand L Rai said that he was excited to offer the audience a beautiful celebration of relationships.

“Akshay is such a talented actor and I am really excited to collaborate with him once again for Raksha Bandhan. The film is a special tale which celebrates relationships in the most beautiful way.”

The film is expected to go on floors next year, and is scheduled to hit screens worldwide  on November 5, 2021.