Raksha Bandhan: Akshay Kumar Begins Shooting, Dedicates Film To His Sister Alka

"Day one of shoot today, need your love and best wishes," tweeted Akshay Kumar

Raksha Bandhan: Akshay Kumar Begins Shooting, Dedicates Film To His Sister Alka

Akshay Kumar with Aanand L Rai. (courtesy akshaykumar)

Highlights

  • Akshay posted a picture with Aanand L Rai
  • The film also stars Bhumi Pednekar
  • The actor also shared an update about the subject of the film
New Delhi:

Akshay Kumar began shooting for his next project Raksha Bandhan on Monday. The actor shared a picture from the sets of the film on his social media profile. In the picture, Akshay, dressed in a yellow kurta, can be seen sitting with the film's director Aanand L Rai. The actor shared an update on the film and wrote that it is a "celebration of that special bond" he shares with his sister Alka. "Growing up my sister, Alka was my first friend. It was the most effortless friendship. Aanand L Rai's Raksha Bandhan is a dedication to her and a celebration of that special bond," he tweeted. He added, "Day one of shoot today, need your love and best wishes."

Read Akshay Kumar's tweet here:

Earlier this month, Bhumi Pednekar joined the cast of Raksha Bandhan.  Raksha Bandhan will mark Akshay Kumar's third collaboration with Bhumi Pednekar after Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Durgamati (backed by Akshay Kumar). Bhumi announced her association with the project by sharing a picture on Instagram and she wrote: "A very special film and a very special reunion. Am supremely excited to be collaborating again with two of my favourite creative powerhouses and humans. Am full of gratitude to be a part of this special, heart-touching story Raksha Bandhan."

The film, which will be directed by Aanand L Rai and will be written by Himanshu Sharma, was announced on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan last year. This will be Akshay Kumar's second project with Aanand L Rai after Atrangi Re, which stars Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush.