Bhumi Pednekar joins Akshay Kumar in Aanand L Rai's Rakshabandhan; shooting likely to begin on 15 June, says filmmaker

Bhumi Pednekar and Akshay Kumar had previously collaborated on Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Durgamati, on which Kumar served as co-producer.

FP Staff June 10, 2021 09:20:06 IST
Bhumi Pednekar joins Akshay Kumar in Aanand L Rai's Rakshabandhan; shooting likely to begin on 15 June, says filmmaker

Superstar Akshay Kumar on Wednesday announced that Bhumi Pednekar is set to star alongside him in Aanand L Rai's upcoming feature film Rakshabandhan.

The actor duo has previously collaborated on movies like Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017) and Pednekar-starrer Durgamati, on which Kumar served as co-producer.

Check out the announcement here

The film is written by Rai's longtime collaborator and National Award-winning screenwriter Himanshu Sharma, and Kanika Dhillon (Manmarziyaan, Guilty, Judgementall Hai Kya and Taapsee Pannu's Haseen Dillruba).

Rakshabandhan is described as a special tale that celebrates "relationships in the most beautiful way".

"We are hoping to start by 15 June. By then cases may come down and the situation should become more conducive for us to work with the unit," Aanand L Rai tells Times of India.

The film will be Kumar's second collaboration with Rai, after Atrangi Re, which features Dhanush and Sara Ali Khan.

Pednekar was last seen in films like Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare and Durgamati, both of which released last year.

Rakshabandhan is presented by Kumar's sister, Alka Bhatia and Rai. The film is backed by Colour Yellow Production in association with Cape of Good Films.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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