‘Raksha Bandhan’ becomes Akshay Kumar’s fifth film to announce its release day, after Maharashtra government announced opening of theaters. The film is directed by Aanand L Rai and is actor’s second collaboration with the director after ‘Atrangi Re’.
The film will release in cinemas on August 11, 2022 which also is the festival of Rakshabandhan. This is one of the best release dates of next year, with a 6 day long weekend with festivals like Independence Day, Parsi New Year and Janmashtami falling on the weekdays after the weekend.
August 11 – Rakshabandhan
August 13 – Saturday
August 14 – Sunday
August 15 – Independence Day
August 16 – Parsi New Year
August 18/19 – Janmashtami
The actor had announced the film on Rakshabandhan last year, dedicating it to his sister, Alka.
A story that touches your heart so deeply & so instantly,it’s the quickest I’ve signed a film in my career.Dedicating this film,#RakshaBandhan to my sister,Alka & to the most special bond in the world…that of a brother and sister.Thank you @aanandlrai,this one is very special pic.twitter.com/3h4wxPltC1
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 3, 2020
The film, which is touted to be a comedy went on floors in June.
It also stars Bhumi Padnekar in the lead role and other cast includes Sahejmeen Kaur, Deepika Khanna, Sadia Khateeb and Smrithi Srikanth, who play Kumar’s sisters in the film. Raksha Bandhan is jointly written by Rai’s frequent collaborator Himanshu Sharma and Kanika Dhillon.
The film reportedly revolves around the love, bonding and attachment between a brother and his sisters.