Mumbai: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar is one of the busiest actors in the Hindi film industry. The actor had two back to back releases this year – ‘Bachchan Pandey’ and
‘Emperor Prithviraj’. And now, she is all set to be seen in Aanand L Rai’s Raksha Bandhan.
On Thursday, Akshay shared the motion teaser of the film on Instagram. It also gives a glimpse of a song from the film. He wrote along with the motion teaser, “Bringing you all a story of the purest form of Bandhan that will remind you of you! A #Rakshabandhan releasing in cinemas on August 11, 2022.”
However, it should be noted that ‘Raksha Bandhan’ will face Aamir Khan-Kareena Kapoor Khan’s ‘Lal Singh Chaddha’ as the film will also hit the theaters on the same day. ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ was earlier scheduled to release in April 2022, however, the makers decided to postpone the film to avoid clash with Yash starrer ‘KGF: Chapter 2’.
It will be interesting to see how both the films perform at the ticket window.
Talking about ‘Raksha Bandhan’, the film stars Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar in the lead roles. Recurring cast includes Abhinay Raj Singh.Sahajmin Kaur, Deepika Khanna, Saadia Khatib and Smriti Shrikant who play the role of Kumar’s sisters.
The film was originally scheduled for a worldwide theatrical release on November 5, 2021, on the occasion of Diwali, but was delayed due to the COVID pandemic.
On the other hand, Laal Singh Chaddha, produced by Aamir Khan Productions, Kiran Rao and Viacom 18 Studios, also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Mona Singh and Chaitanya Akkineni. It is a remake of Tom Hank’s critically acclaimed film ‘Forrest Gump’.
Advait Chandan, who previously directed the commercially successful and critically acclaimed 2017 Aamir Khan-Kiran Rao production, Secret Superstar, will direct Laal Singh Chaddha.