Akshay Kumar talks about working with director Aanand L Rai in ‘Raksha Bandhan’, says he is ‘passionate about his craft’

Actor Akshay Kumar feels that there are numerous similarities between him and filmmaker Aanand L Rai. On working with Rai on ‘Raksha Bandhan’ after ‘Atrangi Re’, Akshay said, “I were to describe Aanand sir, it would be a warm hug. That’s what being around him feels like. He’s someone who I feel is very honest and passionate about his craft. Hence, he won’t make you do something which isn’t being honest to the character of the film. What makes us click is that I feel we are very similar as people, simple living, love for food, can’t sit idle, even if it’s just Ludo, we play in our free time.”

Akshay will be seen sharing screen space with Bhumi Pednekar in ‘Raksha Bandhan’, which is set to drop on August 11. To note, ‘Raksha Bandhan’ marks Akshay’s 2nd collaboration with Bhumi after their 2017 release ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’.

Helmed by Rai and written by Himanshu Sharma and Kanika Dhillon, the movie is produced by Colour Yellow Productions, Zee Studios, and Alka Hiranandani in association with Cape Of Good Films. Aside from Akshay and Bhumi, ‘Raksha Bandhan’ likewise features Sahejmeen Kaur, Deepika Khanna, Sadia Khateeb and Smrithi Srikanth who will be seen as Khiladi Kumar’s sisters. The movie was shot in Delhi last year.