Bollywood actor Bhumi Pednekar has joined the cast of actor Akshay Kumar and director Aanand L Rai’s upcoming film Raksha Bandhan. This will be Bhumi’s second film with Akshay na Toilet: Ek Prem Katha.
Bhumi took to Instagram to share a photo of herself, Akshay and Aanand. She captioned it: “A very special movie and a very special reunion. I am extremely excited to be working with two of my favorite creative powerhouses and people again. Am full of gratitude to be a part of this special heartbreaking story #RakshaBandhan .”
Akshay shared the same photo with the caption: “If you’re happy show it 😁 And indeed we have @bhumipednekar aboard #RakshaBandhan.”
Akshay Kumar and Aanand L Rai are also collaborating on Arangi Re, which also stars Dhanush and Sara Ali Khan.
Raksha Bandhan revolves around the bond between brother and sister and is written by Aanand’s longtime collaborator Himanshu Sharma. Announcing the film with a poster, Akshay wrote: “A story that touches you so deeply and so directly, it’s the fastest film I’ve drawn in my career. This movie, #RakshaBandhan, is dedicated to my sister, Alka, and to the most special bond in the world… that of a brother and sister. Thanks @aanandlrai, this one is very special.”
A story that touches your heart so deeply and so directly, it’s the fastest film I’ve drawn in my career. Dedicating this movie, #RakshaBandhan, to my sister, Alka, and to the most special bond in the world… that of a brother and sister. Thanks @aanandlrai this one is very special pic.twitter.com/3h4wxPltC1
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 3, 2020
Speaking of the film, Akshay Kumar previously said in a statement: “Hardly in life do you come across a story that touches your heart so deeply and so immediately! 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 presents and produces this film along with top director Aanand L Rai. I can’t thank him enough for bringing one of the most special movies of my life.”
Apart from Raksha Bandhan, Akshay’s upcoming films include Sooryavanshi, Atrangi Re, Prithviraj, Bell Bottom, Ram Setu and Bachchan Pandey. Bhumi’s upcoming films include Badhaai Do and Mr Lele.