Ahead of the TV premiere of the film Raksha Bandhan, Akshay Kumar and Anand L Rai spoke about their August release.
2022 was rather an eventful year for Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, given that his four films were released in theatres along with an OTT release as well. However, none of them managed to gain success and acclaim. One of them was his August release Raksha Bandhan. The light-hearted drama received mixed reviews from critics and eventually performed poorly at the box office. However, now, months after its theatre release, Raksha Bandhan is all set to premiere on TV.
Ahead of its television premiere, Akshay Kumar took to his social media handle and shared a video montage, including some interesting scenes from the film. However, it was his caption that grabbed everyone’s attention. Instagramming the video, AK wrote, “Mein jaanta hoon ki meri yeh film Box Office pe nahi chali. Phir bhi dil se keh raha hoon ki yeh meri zindagi ki sabse behtareen film hai (I know that this film of mine did not work at the box office. Still I can say this is the best movie of my life).
Khiladi Kumar further appealed to his fans to watch the TV premiere of the film, which is scheduled to be broadcast on December 24 on Zee Cinema. A section of his fans agreed with him, and extended their support in the comments section.
Meanwhile, speaking of Raksha Bandhan’s release on TV, director Anand L Rai said, “As Raksha Bandhan premieres on television today, I am confident that it will reach a larger scale of audiences, especially in the Hindi belt. I have been extremely honest in portraying the storyline and I hope that the audiences enjoy it as well.”
For the unversed, directed and produced by Aanand L Rai, besides Akshay Kumar, the film featured Bhumi Pednekar, Sadia Khateeb, Sahejmeen Kaur, and Smrithi Srikanth, among others. It was released on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan this year.