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Raksha Bandhan: Akshay Kumar-Bhumi Pednekar's Aanand L Rai directorial gets a new release date

The film is getting a festival release date this year.

Raksha Bandhan: Akshay Kumar-Bhumi Pednekar's Aanand L Rai directorial gets a new release date
Raksha Bandhan poster

Last Updated: 11.23 AM, Jun 16, 2022


After Bachchhan Paandey and Samrat Prithviraj, Akshay Kumar is all set to be seen in Raksha Bandhan. The director, Aanand L. Rai, reunites with the actor following Atrangi Re, which premiered on Disney+ Hotstar in December 2021. Talking about Raksha Bandhan, the film is about brotherhood and features Akshay playing the elder brother of his siblings. Bhumi Pednekar is the female lead paired opposite him in the film.

Now, along with the colourful poster, the makers have announced the release date of Raksha Bandhan. Yes, the film is getting a festive release on August 11, 2022. 

Akshay took to his Instagram page and shared a short video with a caption stating, "Bringing you all a story of the purest form of bond that will remind you of yours! #RakshaBandhan released in cinemas on August 11th, 2022. #ReturnToFeelings #RakshaBandhan11August @aanandlrai @bhumipednekar @sadiaakhateeb @smrithisrikanth @sahejmeen @deepikapoo @realhimesh @kamil_irshad_official #HimanshuSharma @kanika.d #AlkaHiranandani @cypplofficial @zeestudiosofficial #CapeOfGoodFilms @zeemusiccompany"

Earlier, during an interaction with Pinkvilla, Rai had spoken about Raksha Bandhan, saying that it's all about the journey for him. Raksha Bandhan is a difficult movie to make, and it's just so basic that a lot of things have to be unlearned. Making a film like Raksha Bandhan required him to be honest. As a director, or, to put it another way, as a person, Rai put all he had learned in his life into this film.

The filmmaker defines Raksha Bandhan as a simple film of emotions after making something as sophisticated as Atrangi Re. He said that both films are extremely difficult, one for their complexities, and the other for their fundamentals. When the world is thriving to achieve in different places, it's challenging to keep to the essentials. It seemed like he was going through a detox or a cleansing process.

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