Akshay Kumar Begins Shooting for Raksha Bandhan, Dedicates Film To Sister Alka
Mumbai: Akshay Kumar announced commencement of his upcoming film “Raksha Bandhan”. The film narrates a tale of brother-sister bond, and reunites Akshay with “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” co-star Bhumi Pednekar.
Tagging Bhumi on Twitter, Akshay Kumar tweeted: “Growing up my sister, Alka was my first friend. It was the most effortless friendship. @aanandlrai’s #RakshaBandhan is a dedication to her and a celebration of that special bond. Day one of shoot today, need your love and best wishes.”
He marked the post with the tags #AlkaHiranandani, #HimanshuSharma, @KanikaDhillon, @ZeeStudios_, @cypplOfficial, #CapeOfGoodFilms and #Harjeetsphotography.
“Raksha Bandhan” is helmed by Aanand L. Rai, who has just completed shooting the upcoming film, “Atrangi Re” with Akshay. The film co-stars Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush.
Akshay Kumar’s list of upcoming films also includes “Sooryavanshi”, “Bell Bottom”, “Prithviraj”, “Bachchan Pandey”, and “Ram Setu”.
Filmmaker Aanand L Rai says the date June 21 is special to him because this was the day his hit film “Raanjhanaa” had released in 2013.
” Raanjhanaa”, introducing Dhanush in Bollywood, also featured Abhay Deol and Sonam Kapoor in key roles.
“June 21 means a lot to me. This day made me courageous! Brave enough to tell the stories which I believed in. Eight years back on the same day ‘Raanjhanaa’ released, and today I started shooting for ‘Raksha Bandhan’! May Mahadev grace this story the way he did ‘Raanjhanaa’,” Rai told IANS.
Growing up my sister, Alka was my first friend. It was the most effortless friendship.@aanandlrai‘s #RakshaBandhan is a dedication to her and a celebration of that special bond ♥️
Day one of shoot today, need your love and best wishes 🙏🏻 @bhumipednekar #AlkaHiranandani pic.twitter.com/Oai4nMTDMU
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) June 21, 2021