It’s a big day, says Akshay Kumar of the competition at the box office between Raksha Bandhan and Laal Singh Chaddha


The Raksha Bandhan teaser was shown on Tuesday in New Delhi, starring Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar. The actor, who grew up in Chandni Chowk and had seen numerous movies in the theatre where the trailer was initially given to the public, spoke to the media on August 11 and discussed how his movie clashed with Laal Singh Chaddha, starring Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor.

It’s a big day, Akshay Kumar said in response to a query from News18 regarding the competition between the two blockbuster movies at the box office. Raksha Bandhan ka waqt hai, chutti. Wait kar rahi hai ki kab theatre pe lagegi, waise bhi aapko batau, COVID ki wajah se filmein release nahi huyi, bohot saari filmein abhi bhi padhi huyi hai. Ek hafte k andar do film aana toh yeh ek natural thing hai. (It’s a holiday; around that time, it’s Raksha Bandhan. Let me tell you, COVID has prevented the release of several movies. Many still have to wait before their movies can be seen in theatres. It makes sense that two movies would be released the same week. We are attempting to get our films in front of people, so I wouldn’t say that we are competing. Additionally, I wish both movies success.

When questioned whether Bachchhan Paandey had ever been moved at Aamir’s request in order for it to receive a single release on Christmas 2020, Akshay Kumar replied that he doesn’t recall any such thing occurring. Aamir had, however, previously tweeted in 2020, “Sometimes all it takes is one chat. I’d like to express my gratitude to my friends Sajid Nadiadwala and @akshaykumar for their kind offer to move the release date of their movie Bachchan Pandey at my request. I’m hoping for the best for their movie. I am anticipating it.

The actor also discussed how quickly he was able to take on a variety of parts, saying, “Whenever I take a film, I want to dissect. I just break my image thus far. My standard is to always attempt to push myself. Tab main sirf action filmein karta tha jb main industry me aaya thana. Directors and producers, please kehte the isko ledo for Koi Bhi Action Film Banta Tha. Itna waqt laga tha phir uss picture to todne me… (When I first entered the business, I primarily did action movies. I was always given an action movie when one came out. Then it took me so long to shatter that image that I was unable to. But I gradually gave it a shot, and thank God I’m image-free today. I produce a variety of films. I’m currently still dismantling myself.

In this Aanand L. Rai movie, Akshay Kumar plays a big brother who is attempting to arrange the marriages of his four sisters. Akshay Kumar’s character, who is set against the backdrop of Old Delhi, is torn between his duty to his sisters and his own romantic life.