The actor dedicates the film, directed by Aanand L Rai and written by Himanshu Sharma, to his sister Alka and the brother-sister bond.
Akshay Kumar's Rakhi gift to sister: Announces film titled Raksha Bandhan
Mumbai - 03 Aug 2020 13:40 IST
On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, actor Akshay Kumar sprang a surprise when he announced Raksha Bandhan (2021), a film directed by Aanand L Rai and produced under his banner, Colour Yellow Production. This will be the first collaboration between Akshay and Rai. ,
Sharing the film's poster, the actor said that he has never signed a film so quickly. “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.”
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
The poster of Raksha Bandhan sees the actor flanked by four young girls, presumbly his sisters, giving him a warm hug. If indeed they are his sisters, they appear to be a little too young to be his siblings. The tagline of the poster [translated] reads, “Only sisters give 100% return.”
The film is slated to release next year during Diwali, on 5 November. Interestingly, Akshay’s Sooryavanshi (2020) is slated to release on Diwali this year.
The film is written by Himanshu Sharma, a long time associate of Rai.