With the Maharashtra government announcing the reopening of theatres, Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar’s ‘Raksha Bandhan’ is set for Independence day weekend release, next year. Announcing the date, film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “‘RAKSHA BANDHAN’ ON 11 AUG 2022… #RakshaBandhan #AkshayKumar #BhumiPednekar #IndependenceDay weekend.” The film helmed by Aanand L Rai and written by Himanshu Sharma and Kanika Dillon will be released on August 11, next year.
‘Raksha Bandhan’ also features four new faces, including, Shikara actor Sadia Khateeb, Sahejmeen Kaur, Deepika Khanna and Smrithi Srikanth, playing Kumar’s sisters. The film is penned by writer couple Himanshu Sharma and Kanika Dhillon.
It was earlier this month only that the makers announced Bhumi Pednekar’s association with the film. She will be seen sharing screen space with Akshay for ‘Raksha Bandhan’ for the second time after the 2017 film, ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’.