The trailer of Raksha Bandhan, a family drama titled by Akshay Kumar, has been released. Directed by Aanand L Rai and written by Himanshu Sharma and Kanika Dhillon, the film also stars Bhumi Pednekar, Sadia Khateeb, Sahejmeen Kaur, Deepika Khanna and Smrithi Srikanth.
The trailer describes Akshay as a version of Maryada Purushottam Ram (he is referred to as such in the trailer), who is willing to sell even his kidneys to marry his four sisters, played by Sadia, Sahejmeen, Deepika and Smrithi. And only when he fulfills his “fraternal duties” will he marry his childhood sweetheart, played by Bhumi.
Aanand L Rai’s director looks pretty dated, and the movie obviously relies on the star power of Akshay Kumar, who had two back-to-back flops – Bachchhan Paandey and Samrat Prithviraj. Now, only time will tell if this new film does anything for the actor.
Watch the Raksha Bandhan trailer here:
Speaking of Raksha Bandhan, Akshay said in a statement, “You hardly ever come across a story in life that touches your heart so deeply and so instantly! It will make you laugh, and it will make you cry. And it will make us realize at how blessed those who have sisters are. It makes me happier that my sister Alka is presenting and producing this film with director Aanand L Rai. I can’t thank him enough for bringing me one of the most special films of my life.
Before releasing the trailer, Akshay Kumar took to social media to share a poster of the movie. Along with the poster, he wrote, “To be together is to know each other’s secrets, joys, happiness and hearts. Unity is life. And what is life without family. Come join this beautiful family. We are waiting for you.”
Raksha Bandhan is produced by Color Yellow Productions, Zee Studios, Alka Hiranandani in association with Cape Of Good Films. Its theatrical release is scheduled for August 11, 2022. The film will face competition from the long-awaited film by Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan Laal Singh Chaddha.