After the Maharashtra government announced the opening of theatres, ‘Raksha Bandhan’ becomes Akshay Kumar’s fifth film to announce its release date. The film is directed by Aanand L Rai and is actor’s second collaboration with the director after ‘Atrangi Re’.
The film had gone on floors in June this year in Mumbai where they had created a set to look like Delhi’s Chandni Chowk. The film also stars Sahejmeen Kaur, Deepika Khanna, Sadia Khateeb, and Smrithi Srikanth, who play Kumar’s sisters in the film. The movie revolves around the brother-sister bond.
Akshay Kumar had said, “Raksha Bandhan is a special film for all of us, rarely are such pure and simple films made. Can’t wait to begin filming for this one!” The makers were aiming for a November 2021 release. However, owing to the pandemic, the film got delayed.
Raksha Bandhan will be released on August 11, 2022 for the Independence Day weekend. Directed by Aanand L Rai, the film also stars Bhumi Pednekar. Written by Himanshu Sharma and Kanika Dillon, the film is produced by Colour Yellow Productions and Cape Of Good Films in association with Zee Studios.
Apart from Raksha Bandhan, Atrangi Re, Sooryavanshi & Maneesh Sharma’s Next, Akshay Kumar will be seen in films like Prithviraj, Bachchan Pandey and Ram Setu.