Looking forward to work with the filmmaker once again, Akshay Kumar said, “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 realize 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.”
The movie will go on floors by mid-2021. Written by Himanshu Sharma and produced by Colour Yellow Productions in association with Cape Of Good Films, the film is the second collaboration between Aanand and Akshay after Atrangi Re. Presented by Alka Hiranandani & Aanand L Rai, Raksha Bandhan releases in theatres on 5th November 2021.
Apart from Raksha Bandhan, other Akshay Kumar films slated for a big-screen release include – Sooryavanshi, Bachchan Pandey, Bell Bottom, Atrangi Re, Prithviraj and his yet-untitled film with Ekta Kapoor.