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Aanand L Rai confirms theatrical release of Akshay Kumar’s ‘Raksha Bandhan’

Aanand L Rai has confirmed that his upcoming release ‘Raksha Bandhan’ with Akshay Kumar will release at cinemas.

Rai, who witnessed success with his last film ‘Atrangi Re’, said, “For me, it’s all about the journey. Raksha Bandhan is not an easy film to make. It’s just so basic that one has to unlearn a lot of things.” He added, “I had to be very honest while making a film like Raksha Bandhan. As a director, or let’s say, as a person, I put all that I learnt from life in this film.”

He further stated, “Both the films are so challenging – one on it’s complications and other one on its basics. It’s difficult to stick to basics when the world is thriving to excel in different spaces. It was like a detox, a cleansing process.”

Asked if his film will be impacted by the surge of coronavirus cases in India, he said, “Raksha Bandhan is a theatrical film and there are no changes in the plans. Even Atrangi Re was meant for the theaters. But from now onwards, we will be very precise on the films that we want in theaters and the ones that we want on OTT.”