‘Raksha Bandhan’ director Aanand L Rai covers set of Akshay Kumar-starrer ahead of rains, hopes state govt will greenlight shoots after June 15
Where the makers of Salman Khan’s Tiger 3 are pulling down the set due to lack of clarity regarding the resumption of shoots, other filmmakers are taking measures to safeguard their sets before the monsoon hits Mumbai. A prime example is the outdoor set-up created for Akshay Kumar’s ‘Raksha Bandhan’. It is heard that director Aanand L Rai has instructed his production team to cover the set of a Mumbai chawl, thus ensuring minimum damage in the rains.
The film’s poster
“As is the case with several other productions, the set has been standing unused at Film City since mid-April. Demolishing the structure is out of the question as the makers are hoping that the state government will greenlight resumption of shoots by mid-June, or the month-end at the latest. For now, a shed is being built that will protect the set and enable filming during the rains after the restrictions are lifted,” reveals a source. The drama, which was announced by the superstar on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan last year, marks his reunion with Rai after Atrangi Re.
Aanand L Rai
Rai remained unavailable for comment.