Commenting on the field workplace face-off of his movie “Raksha Bandhan” with‘s “Laal Singh Chadha”, on Tuesday stated it was “not a conflict”, however two good films coming collectively. Each “Raksha Bandhan” and “Laal Singh Chadha”, additionally starring , are set to be launched theatrically on August 11.
Kumar stated two movies releasing in the identical week is “pure” as there are numerous films able to hit the screens resulting from delays attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is a large day. The movie is releasing across the holidays, (the competition of) Raksha Bandhan will likely be round. As a result of COVID-19, there are lots of movies which can be ready to be launched. Since there are such a lot of movies, it is solely pure that two movies are releasing in a single week. It is not a conflict, we’re coming collectively, attempting to convey our movies to the individuals. I hope each the movies have an excellent run,” the actor informed reporters.
Kumar was talking on the trailer launch of “Raksha Bandhan” on the metropolis’s iconic single-screen theatre Delite Cinema. Directed by Aanand L Rai, the movie follows Raju (Kumar), a sweetshop proprietor who’s struggling to get his 4 youthful sisters married.
The film options Sadia Khateeb, Sahejmeen Kaur, Deepika Khanna and Smrithi Srikanth within the function of Kumar’s on-screen sisters. Describing “Raksha Bandhan” as a movie that gives an answer to dowry, Kumar stated it’s a acutely aware effort on his half to inform tales that not solely deal with an issue but additionally current a manner out of it.
“Like, I did ‘Rest room: Ek Prem Katha’, ‘Padman’. Equally, on this movie we’re not solely speaking about dowry but additionally providing an answer to the nation and the world,” he stated.
“With each movie I wish to deconstruct myself. I wish to break my picture after which do one thing else. My standards has at all times been to problem myself. Once I joined the business, I used to solely do motion. It took me a very long time to interrupt out of it (picture),” he added.
Additionally starring Bhumi Pednekar as the feminine lead reverse Kumar, the movie was extensively shot in Chandni Chowk, New Delhi. Pednekar, who reunites with Kumar put up “Rest room: Ek Prem Katha”, stated “Raksha Bandhan” is an ode to the “pure” bond shared by siblings.
“My sister and I am unable to think about our lives with out one another. We struggle lots over issues like meals, garments or TV distant, but additionally love one another lots,” she added. Kumar, who spent his childhood rising up in Chandni Chowk, stated taking pictures the movie in Delhi was like “homecoming” for him.
“Even in the present day, I typically quietly at night time go to our outdated home in Chandni Chowk to fulfill my mamaji. I bear in mind consuming paranthas from Paranthe Wali Gali and fruit cream from Giani’s.”
The actor, who together with the movie’s workforce launched the trailer at Delite Cinema, stated he has many fond reminiscences of the theatre.
“I’ve watched so many movies right here. I bear in mind watching ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ right here in black,” he recalled.
Requested to touch upon Agnipath, the brand new army recruitment scheme introduced by the Central authorities, Kumar stated it was not an applicable platform to debate the topic.
“Raksha Bandhan” marks the second collaboration of Kumar and Rai, following 2021’s “Atrangi Re”.
Rai stated the film has an vital place in his filmography, which incorporates hits like “Raanjhanaa” and the “Tanu Weds Manu” sequence.
“We had a lot enjoyable on this movie that we did not know once we completed engaged on it. Akshay sir handled me as his elder brother, though he’s elder to me,” he quipped.
The filmmaker stated screenwriter couple Himanshu Sharma and Kanika Dhillon wrote the script with Kumar of their thoughts.
Dhillon stated they penned the movie with lots of coronary heart and honesty, to which Sharma added that the film allowed him to attach together with his childhood.
Khateeb, Kaur, Khanna and Srikanth stated they have been joyful to be a part of “Raksha Bandhan” and dealing on the movie was a enjoyable expertise.
has composed the movie’s soundtrack which boasts of songs by Irshad Kamil.
“Raksha Bandhan” is a Color Yellow Productions in affiliation with Cape Of Good Movies.