Bollywood star Akshay Kumar is all set to start shooting for his next film. Titled Raksha Bandhan, the movie will be directed by Aanand L Rai.
Impressed by the script, Akshay hardly took any time to sign this project. It’s probably the quickest he has ever signed a film. He stated that this sensitive, beautiful story rightly reflects the bond between a brother and sister.
Akshay plays the role of a caring elder brother to three sisters in the film, which rides on the emotions that every Indian can relate to. Hence he has decided to dedicate this project to his sister Alka.
Currently, Kumar is busy shooting for the Farhad Samji’s ‘Bachchan Pandey.’ The film produced by Sajid Nadiadwala Productions will release on Republic Day next year.
Akshay will probably be shooting till the last week of February/early March for the same and then get back to Mumbai for a very tight promotional window of his upcoming film, Sooryavanshi, directed by Rohit Shetty.
While the actor will be playing a gangster for Bachchan Pandey, he’ll take on the role of a cop for Sooryavanshi.
Raksha Bandhan being his priority, Akshay has apparently allotted his dates as per Aanand L Rai’s requirement for the same. He will be shooting for about 40 to 45 days for this film. Set in India’s heartland, Raksha Bandhan is said to go on floors in the month of April.
Possible Release Dates
But at this point, along with various pandemic related restrictions, the film is sticking to the commitment of Diwali release. These dates are subject to change depending on Akshay Kumar’s work and promotion schedule for films like Sooryavanshi, Bell Bottom, Prithviraj, and Atrangi Re.
The actor has various projects coming up soon, thus generating curiosity amongst the audience. From taking on the character of an intense, rugged gangster to that of a good cop, Akshay will be seen in various roles.