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Raksha Bandhan: Akshay Kumar gains weight for the film!

There’s no doubt in the fact that Akshay Kumar has maintained a high level of physical condition throughout his career. However, he lately had the opportunity to let loose and eat to his heart’s content. In Aanand L Rai’s Raksha Bandhan, Akshay plays a Delhi-based guy who had to bulk up for the role.

Interestingly, he had to lose six kg to look leaner as a cop for Sooryavanshi.

Although, the actor is not at all complaining. “I quite enjoy the process of losing or gaining weight for a character because I am able to do it in a healthy way. I have gained 5 kg in a totally natural process. And it also allowed me the rare indulgence of eating meri maa ke haath ka halwa. What a blessing!” he reveals.

Kumar, who is presently filming Raksha Bandhan in Mumbai, will be seen onscreen alongside five newcomers who will play his sisters.

Apart from Raksha Bandhan, the actor also has Bell Bottom, also starring Huma Qureshi, Vaani Kapoor and Lara Dutta and is directed by Ranjir Tiwari. He is also waiting for the release of his much awaited film Sooryavanshi also starring Katrina Kaif. The film is a direction by Rohit Shetty and will also feature Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh in the leading role.

Akshay also has Bachchan Panday directed by Farhan Samjhi, Atrangi Re, directed by Aanand L Rai, also starring Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush, Prithviraj also starring Manushi Chillar and Ram Setu wherein the superstar will share screen space with Nushrratt Bharucha and Jacqueline Fernandes in his kitty.

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