MUMBAI, June 22 (Online): ‘Shikara’ actress Sadia Khateeb recently joined the cast for Akshay Kumar’s new film, ‘Raksha Bandhan’. The actress took to her social media handle to inform her fans.
Recently, she took to her Instagram handle to share a picture of herself and the cast. Sharing the photo, Sadia wrote, “Next, This one for all the brothers and sisters. Nothing like a bond as special as that. Get ready to witness a story as unique as this bond. Shooting of #Rakshabandhan has begun!”. Also Akshay Kumar tweeted about this and said that ” Growing up my sister, Alka was my first friend. It was the most effortless friendship. @aanandlrai’s #RakshaBandhan is a dedication to her and a celebration of that special bond ”Day one of the shoot today, need your love and best wishes”.
Speaking about the film, it is written by Himanshu Sharma and Kanika Dhillon and helmed by Aanand L. Rai who is known for his blockbuster hit rom-com movies like ‘Zero’, ‘Tanu Weds Manu’, ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ and ‘Raanjhanaa’. Sahejmeen Kaur, Deepika Khanna, Smrithi Srikanth will play Akshay’s sisters in the movie. The film also stars Bhumi Pednekar.
The actress made her big Bollywood debut with ‘Shikara’ (2020), helmed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Akshay will be seen next in ‘Atrangi Re’. The film stars Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush in lead roles. The release date of the film is yet to be unveiled by the filmmaker. He is also a part of ‘Bachchan Pandey’ with Kriti Sanon and Arshad Warsi.
He is also a part of ‘Ram Setu’ where he will be seen sharing the screen space with Jacqueline Fernandez and Nushrratt Bharuccha.