We all know how difficult it is to lose weight, but on the other hand, gaining it takes hardly any time. Now imagine having a job that demands you to gain weight to suit a particular project. I know, sounds fun as one can gorge on countless Puris and Halwa without feeling guilty haha. Well, Akshay Kumar’s current situation is somewhat similar, as his role in Raksha Bandhan demands some extra pounds.

Raksha Bandhan helmed by Aanand L. Rai starring Bhumi Pednekar and Akshay Kumar is a comedy-drama film. The movie will mark the on-screen reunion of Akshay and Bhumi post their last film, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. When Raksha Bandhan was announced, Akshay revealed that he will be dedicating the film to his sister, Alka.

Speaking about the weight gain, Akshay shares-

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!

Check out Akshay’s movie announcement post here-

Apart from Raksha Bandhan, Akshay will next be seen in Bell Bottom, which is scheduled to release on July 27. He also has films like Prithviraj, Bachchan Pandey, and Atrangi Re in the pipeline.