'Raksha Bandhan' shoot begins, Akshay Kumar dedicates movie to sister
Akshay Kumar has begun shooting for his movie Raksha Bandhan, he announced on social media today. Bhumi Pednekar also stars in the movie, marking the second collaboration between her and Kumar. Earlier while announcing the family drama, he had dedicated this Aanand L Rai-directorial to his sister. In his tweet today, he did the same, calling the film a "celebration of that special bond."
Bond with sister was the 'most effortless friendship,' says Kumar
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 ♥️— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) June 21, 2021
Day one of shoot today, need your love and best wishes 🙏🏻 @bhumipednekar #AlkaHiranandani pic.twitter.com/Oai4nMTDMU
Kumar's character appears to belong to a small city
The photo on Kumar's Twitter page shows him sitting with Rai, holding a clapperboard. It looks like the two are involved in an intense discussion about a scene. The background gives the feel of a watch shop, while Kumar's appearance in kurta hints toward a simpleton-type character. Presented by ZEE Studios, the film is produced by Colour Yellow Productions and Cape of Good Films.
The movie was announced on last year's Raksha Bandhan
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh also shared a photo of Kumar with his four on-screen siblings, while announcing the same. Rai's film revolves around a brother and his four sisters. While Pednekar is the leading actress, Deepika Khanna, Smrithi Srikanth, Sadia Khateeb and Sahejmeen Kaur are going to portray his sisters. Tracing back, the movie was launched last year on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
Adarsh's tweet also included photos of the movie's cast
AKSHAY KUMAR: 'RAKSHA BANDHAN' SHOOT BEGINS... #RakshaBandhan - starring #AkshayKumar and #BhumiPednekar - commences shoot today... Directed by Aanand L Rai... Produced by Colour Yellow Productions and Cape of Good Films... #Zee Studios presentation. pic.twitter.com/cjiEaucAj0— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 21, 2021
Pednekar had called the story of the movie 'heart-touching'
Pednekar joined the team some weeks back. The Dum Laga Ke Haisha star shared the news on social media, expressing her excitement. She wrote, "A very special film & a very special reunion. Am supremely excited to be collaborating again with two of my favorite creative powerhouses & humans. Am full of gratitude to be a part of this special, heart-touching story #RakshaBandhan."
Rai and Kumar are also working together in 'Atrangi Re'
This director-actor duo is also working together in Atrangi Re, a romantic-drama. It stars Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush in pivotal roles. In the coming days, Kumar will be seen in many films like Prithviraj, Sooryavanshi, Ram Setu, Bachchan Pandey and Bell Bottom. Plus, he will make his OTT debut with an action-drama series, The End, which will release on Amazon Prime Video.