Akshay Kumar To Join Politics? Here’s What The Actor Has To Say

Akshay Kumar added that he tries to do his bit through cinema, adding that Aanand L Rai's Raksha Bandhan, which addresses dowry, was his latest effort.

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New Delhi: Akshay Kumar, who has been on a promotional spree for his upcoming film Raksha Bandhan, was recently asked about his plans of joining politics in the future. Akshay ruled out any such plans and said that he was “very happy” doing just films.

Speaking at a recently held event, the Samrat Prithviraj star said he tries to do his bit through cinema, adding that Aanand L Rai’s Raksha Bandhan, which addresses dowry, was his latest effort.

“I am very happy making films… As an actor, I do whatever possible to take up social issues. I have produced 150 films, the one nearest to my heart is Raksha Bandhan.”

Akshay added, “I produce commercial films, sometimes with social issues. I produce three-four films a year,” he added.

Speaking about the clash of his upcoming film Raksha Bandhan with Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha, he said box office clashes of films will happen more often in Bollywood as many movies have been delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Laal Singh Chadha starring Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan will release with Raksha Bandhan starring Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar in the leads theatrically on August 11.

Raksha Bandhan, a comedy-drama, marks Kumar’s second collaboration with filmmaker Aanand L Rai after 2021’s Atrangi Re. Kumar said he has enjoyed working with Rai so much that he would like to team up with the director again. He added that when Rai narrated the story of Raksha Bandhan, he immediately said yes to it.

“Some stories are universal and they touch you within five minutes (of narration). Even with Good Newwz, within three to five minutes, I liked it and said okay to it,” he said.

“I have enjoyed working on this film. It is one of my best films. I am thankful to Aanand L Rai, who has broken his own record of making two films in a year. Aanand ji is a very good person. I have done two films with him and I will do one more film with him if Raksha Bandhan works,” the actor said.

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