EXCLUSIVE: ‘Akshay sir & Salman bhai don’t must show something’: Aanand L Rai on Raksha Bandhan & extra

Aanand L Rai made his directorial debut in 2007 with Strangers and adopted it up with movies like Tanu Weds Manu, Raanjhana, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Zero and Atrangi Re. Within the 15 yr of his profession as a director, the filmmaker is gearing up for what he phrases essentially the most particular challenge until date, Raksha Bandhan with Akshay Kumar. “In 2007, a number of folks observed the director in me, however the journey really began in 1993/1994, once I first got here to Mumbai. It has been an excellent 30 years of being invested in tales, making an attempt to inform what’s within the coronary heart,” he says, including additional, “It has been stunning and I’ve been having fun with it. I’ve loved my wrestle, as these had been the attractive days of studying.”

Aanand insists that the largest studying by means of these years is to remain sincere. He explains, “I’ve learnt to be true to myself. Be sincere to the tales. It has been a studying to not get distracted by numbers however give one hundred pc to all that I work on. It’s necessary to study from each success and failure. Shifting forward is necessary, and that’s what I’ve learnt.”  The director got here throughout the concept of creating Raksha Bandhan whereas engaged on his most intricate topic until date, Atrangi Re. “Within the pandemic, Himanshu (Sharma) and I realised how necessary is household for everybody. And that’s once we determined to give you a narrative as primary as Raksha Bandhan.”

A self-confessed fan of Rajshri cinema, Aanand L Rai believes that there’s a void of household drama’s in Hindi Movie Trade. “As a fan, I keep in mind watching Sooraj Barjatya movies. I watch them even in the present day on tv, such is the fantastic thing about this style. It’s been some time since we aren’t catering such stuff to our viewers.  This style was our staple food regimen and we left the staple food regimen for all the flamboyant stuff round. These sorts of movies must be there at common occasions,” he exults.


Casting of Raksha Bandhan appears to be a match in heaven, with Akshay becoming the position to T. Aanand L Rai believes that only a few actors can mix themselves into the world of household dramas. “We would have liked an actor who could be very confident, anyone who could be very straightforward with himself to get right into a zone so simple as this. Akshay sir and Salman bhai don’t must show something to anyone and that’s essential for a movie on this zone. As for Rakshan Bandhan, it’s a really emotional, delicate and selfless character and I feel, no one, however Akshay sir was apt for it,” he smiles.

Aanand L rai concludes considering that the Hindi Filmmakers have developed however the viewers remains to be studying and evolving by the day. “My evolution will make sense provided that I’m able to evolve my viewers with me. I learnt lots whereas making Raksha Bandhan and now, I have to see if I’m able to talk that to my viewers. The explanation for this style to take a backseat is as a result of we acquired developed however with out taking our viewers together with us,” he indicators off.

Raksha Bandhan is slated to launch on August 11.

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