Ahmedabad: Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, who will soon be starring in Anand L Rai’s directorial Raksha Bandhan, recently addressed the bond he shares with his sister Alka Bhatia while promoting the film. The storyline of “Raksha Bandhan” explores the love, bond and connection between a brother and his sisters. Akshay had few words to say during the film’s press conference in Gujarat when asked about him and Alka by the media.
“My bond with my sister was one of love. My sister is not afraid of me at all and she is a very cool person who does not fight at all. We never fought, even if my temper rises sometimes she remains calm.” said Akshay.
He added: “Ever since I was a child, my parents have taught me that my sister is not just my sister, but a devi (deity). So she is a Devi to me.”
Akshay will star alongside Bhumi Pednekar in Raksha Bandhan, which is due out on August 11th. Bhumi was not present at the press conference.
Of note, Raksha Bandhan marks Akshay’s second collaboration with Bhumi following their 2017 release Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. Directed by Rai and written by Himanshu Sharma and Kanika Dhillon, the film is produced by Color Yellow Productions, Zee Studios and Alka Hiranandani in association with Cape Of Good Films. In addition to Akshay and Bhumi, Raksha Bandhan also stars Sahejmeen Kaur, Deepika Khanna, Sadia Khateeb and Smrithi Srikanth, who will star as Khiladi Kumar’s sisters. The film was shot in Delhi last year.
In addition to Raksha Bandhan, Akshay will also star in Ram Setu with Jacqueline Fernandez and Nushrratt Bharuccha, and Selfie with Emraan Hashmi.