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Bhumi Pednekar: “Akshay sir is someone who I really admire and there are aspects of his journey that I really admire”

Bhumi Pednekar’s birthday present of reuniting with superstar Akshay Kumar is the nicest birthday present she could have dreamed for. Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar, who previously collaborated on the smash Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, are reuniting for Aanand L Rai’s Raksha Bandhan.

As Bhumi turns a year older today, she says, “I think for starters the fact that we come from a film that really worked, was loved and had such an important social message that people have similar expectations from our current collaboration as well. But I feel Akshay sir and I have a really feel-good value and people know if we are coming then it will be something meaningful and yet entertaining.”

“Akshay sir is someone who I really admire and he is someone who has really worked his way up and there are aspects of his journey that I really admire like he dreamt big and achieved it. And so did I. I think the success story is something that also works for people and is inspirational for people,” she adds.

Bhumi had asked a day off from filming Rakshabandhan, which Akshay and Aanand L Rai agreed to. She’ll spend time with her mother, Sumitra, and sister, Samiksha, as well as have a private birthday celebration.

The multi-talented actor, who is also the founder of the respected social activism platform Climate Warrior, has a special birthday wish.

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