Actress Akshay Kumar has put on extra pounds for her role in the upcoming ‘Raksha Bandhan’ film, and she has no hesitation in eating her mother-prepared “Halwa”. “I quite like the process of losing or gaining weight for a character because I’m able to do it in a healthy way. I’ve gained 5kg in a natural process. It also gave me a weird chance to stop eating meri maa ke. Haath ka halwa. What a blessing,” Akshay said.
‘Raksha Bandhan’ is a film by director Anand L Rai, and also features Bhumi Pednekar and Nushrratt Bharuccha. At the moment the whole group is shooting movies in Mumbai. Sahejmeen Kaur, Deepika Khanna, Sadia Khateeb, Smrithi Srikanth play the role of Akshay’s Sisters in her film.
In early June, the star revealed the start of the filming of Raksha Bandhan. He also dedicated the film to his sister Alka. “When my sister grew up, Alka was my first friend. It was effortless companionship. Aanand L Rai’s Raksha Bandhan is a dedication to him and is a celebration of that special bond. ”
He added, “Today is the first day of filming, he needs your love and best wishes,” and he put a photo of Rai on the set of the film.
Akshay gained 6kg for his role as a police officer in Sooryavanshi.
Meanwhile, another film, ‘Sooryavanshi’, directed by Akshay Rohit Shetty, is awaiting release. The film was set to premiere last year, but had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. New details about the release of the police drama have not yet been announced.