National Award-winning screenwriter Himanshu Sharma and his screenwriter wife Kanika Dhillon have announced their first collaboration after their wedding earlier this year. Both will be going to be writing Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar’s Rakshabandhan, which can be directed by filmmaker Aanand L Rai. The film was announced by Akshay Kumar on Raksha Bandhan in the last year.
Aanand L Rai and Himanshu worked together in several films. Their last film was Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero.
While Himanshu’s film’s includes Kangana Ranaut’s Tanu weds Manu series and Sonam Kapoor-Dhanush’s Raanjhanaa, Kanika is a writer who writes unapologetic female characters in Bollywood films like Manmarziyaan, Kedarnath, and Judgementall Hai Kya.
On working with kanika , Himanshu said , “This is the first time that I’m co-writing a script and I’m fortunate to collaborate with a talent like Kanika…who has got such a distinct voice…she has such a varied body of work which I’ve always admired and I hope we do our best in Rakshabandhan.”
Sharing experience about co-writing Rakshabandhan with Himanshu, Kanika said,”Rakshabandhan is a very special story and for the first time I have worked with Himanshu Sharma – who is famous for changing the landscape of Hindi films! Of course, I was nervous and excited to work with this great talent! with Rakshabandhan we hope we will be able to tell a story that makes its way into the hearts of every brother and sister!”
Rakshabandhan is presented by Akshay Kumar’s sister, Alka Bhatia and Aanand L Rai. The film is backed by Colour Yellow Productions in association with Cape of Good Films.