Akshay Kumar shares a very special bond with his younger sister Alka. On the occasion of Rakshabandhan, on August 7, 2017, the two took to social media to share their different understanding of the role of a brother and the concept of Rakshabandhan.
In a video shared through Akshay Kumar’s channel, Dil se Direct, sister Alka shared how growing up, her brother made it very clear to her that rather than protecting her, he wanted her to take care of herself. He took a stubborn stance against their parents to empower his sister to take care of herself, physically and financially.
“Mummy-Daddy would insist that if I had to stay out late or attend a late night party then I’d have to ask Raju to accompany me. He would never go with me and always say, ‘You have to take care of your own safety.’ And I would be like, ‘Why?’ I realized the value of his words when I sent my daughter to study abroad. When she asked me if ‘Everything will be okay,’ I replied, like Raju, ‘Everything will be fine, just take care of your own safety’,” says Alka in the video.
Watch Akshay Kumar and sister Alka Bhatia’s powerful message for Rakshabandhan this year –
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But this is not the first time the brother-sister duo has taken to social media to share their special relationship with the world. Last year, the two posted a wacky Dub-smash video enacting sita-haran in the most hilarious way! Watch it right here
On the work front, Akshay Kumar is currently on a relentless promotional spree for Toilet – Ek Prem Katha, which is due to release on August 18, 2017. He is also shooting for Gold and PadMan alongside the promotions and will soon be seen in 2.0 opposite Rajinikanth in January 2018.
Photo credits – Viral B.