‘There was no need for me to act to bring out the honesty in this relationship,’ says Akshay Kumar on bringing his real-life sibling bond with sister Alka Hiranandani in Raksha Bandhan

The trailer of Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar’s much anticipated film Raksha Bandhan was launched today at a special event. The film revolves around the bond between a brother and his four sisters and is a family entertainer steeped in playful banter and promises an emotional roller-coaster ride.

During the trailer launch event, Akshay was asked about his real-life bond with his sister Alka Hiranandani by entertainment correspondent Rashita Sahni and whether he brought any aspect of their relationship to the film. Replying to the query, Akshay said, “There was no need for me to act to bring out the honesty in this relationship.” Watch his entire statement below:

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Akshay, who lived his childhood in Delhi was also asked about the changes in ‘purani Dilli’ that he can see now. However, the actor said that ‘purani Dilli’ has remained the same and he hopes that it remains same for years to come. He relived his childhood memories as well and took a trip down memory lane.

Raksha Bandhan introduces Sahejmeen Kaur, Deepika Khanna, Sadia Khateeb and Smrithi Srikanth. It also features Neeraj Sood, Seema Pahwa and Abhilash Thapliyal. The film is directed by Aanand L Rai and is slated to release on August 11.