The film, which has won the national writer Himanshu Sharma Award, and its wife screenwriter Kanika Dhillon have announced their first collaboration since this year’s wedding. Both will be written by Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar’s Rakshabandhan, directed by filmmaker Aanand L Rai. Akshay Kumar announced the film at the Raksha Bandhan festival last year.
Aanand L Rai and Himanshu have collaborated on several films in the past. The last film they made together was Zero by Shah Rukh Khan.
Himanshu’s works include Kangana Ranaut’s Tanu Marries Manu series and Sonam Kapoor-Dhanush’s Raanjhanaa, Kanika Manmarziyaan, Kedarnath and Judgmentall Hai Kya for writing apologetic female characters in Bollywood Films.
While working with Kanika, Himanshu said in a note, “This is my first time writing a screenplay and I am fortunate to be collaborating with a talent like Kanika … who has such an outstanding voice … a variety of work that I have always admired and I hope Rakshabandhan performs as best he can. ”
Sharing his excitement about writing with Rakshabandhan Himanshu, Kanika said, “Rakshabandhan is a very unique story and I first collaborated with Himanshu Sharma – who is known for changing the landscape of Hindi Films!” Of course, I was so nervous and excited to work with this Gigantic Talent! With Rakshabandhan we hope to be able to tell the story that makes its way into the hearts of each sibling! “
Rakshabandhan is presented by Akshay Kumar’s sister, Alka Bhatia and Aanand L Rai. The film is sponsored by Color Yellow Productions along with Cape of Good Films.
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