Akshay Kumar opens up about gaining weight for ‘Raksha Bandhan’, reveals he indulged in ‘maa ke haanth ka halwa’ | Hindi Movie News

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar is leaving no stone unturned for his upcoming films. While he is known for being one of the fitness freaks in Bollywood, recently Akki revealed that he has bulked up for his role in Aanand L Rai’s ‘Raksha Bandhan’.

Playing the lead character from Delhi, Akshay told a news portal that he has gained 5 kg in a natural process. Calling the opportunity a blessing, he said that it has allowed him to indulge in his mother’s home-cooked halwa. He further added that he has always enjoyed the process of losing and gaining weight in healthy ways.

Interestingly, earlier Akshay had to maintain leaner physic and let go of six kg for essaying the role of a cop in ‘Sooryavanshi’.

Meanwhile, he has started shooting for ‘Raksha Bandhan’ in Mumbai.

Speaking more about the film, ‘Raksha Bandhan’ is penned by Aanand’s longtime collaborator and National Award-winning screenwriter Himanshu Sharma who is known for movies like ‘Zero’, ‘Raanjhanaa’ and the ‘Tanu Weds Manu‘ franchise.

Announced last year during the festival of Raksha Bandhan, the story focuses on the bond between a brother and sister. It is presented by Aanand and Akshay’s sister, Alka Bhatia.

Earlier, Bhumi Pednekar was roped in for the film. She took to her social media handles to announce the same and wrote, “A very special film and a very special reunion. Am supremely excited to be collaborating again with two of my favourite creative powerhouses and humans. Am full of gratitude to be a part of this special, heart-touching story #RakshaBandhan @akshaykumar @aanandlrai.”

On the work front, Akshay has several films lined up including ‘Atrangi Re’, ‘Prithviraj‘, ‘Bell Bottom‘, ‘Ram Setu’ and ‘Bachchan Pandey‘.