Bhumi Pednekar to star opposite Akshay Kumar in Aanand L Rai’s 'Raksha Bandhan'

'Rakshabandhan' is presented by Akshay Kumar's sister, Alka Bhatia and Anand L Rai. The film is backed by Colour Yellow Productions in association with Cape of Good Films.

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Bhumi Pednekar has been roped in to pair alongside Akshay Kumar in the upcoming film Raksha Bandhan. Director Aanand L Rai and Akshay took to their social media to welcome Bhumi to the team. 

The actor shared a delightful picture featuring them with the director. "When you are happy, it shows And indeed we are...to have @bhumipednekar onboard #RakshaBandhan  @aanandlrai #HimanshuSharma.  #SirfBehneDetiHai100PercentReturn".

National award-winning writer Himanshu Sharma, whose body of work includes the Tanu weds Manu series and Raanjhanaa is collaborating for the first time with the acclaimed screenwriter Kanika Dhillon.

Talking about the project Himanshu Sharma said, "This is the first time that I'm co-writing a script and I'm fortunate to collaborate with a talent like ‘Kanika...who has got such a distinct voice...she has such a varied body of work which I've always admired and I hope we do our best in Rakshabandhan."

Sharing her excitement about writing, "Rakshabandhan', Kanika Dhillon stated, "Rakshabandhan is a very special story and for the first time I have collaborated with Himanshu Sharma - who is known for changing the landscape of Hindi films! Of course, I was nervous and excited to work with this gigantic talent! with Rakshabandhan we hope we will be able to tell a story that makes its way into the hearts of every brother and sister!"

'Rakshabandhan' is presented by Akshay Kumar's sister, Alka Bhatia and Anand L Rai. The film is backed by Colour Yellow Productions in association with Cape of Good Films.