Raksha Bandhan starrer Akshay Kumar collected around ₹8 crore on its first day of release on Thursday. Raksha Bandhan recorded a low opening despite its release on the festival of Raksha Bandhan.
Raksha Bandhan stars Akshay Kumar as Lala Kedarnath, a snack shop owner, who has taken an oath to get his four sisters married before he can marry his girlfriend, played by Bhumi Pednekar. Sadia Khateeb, Deepika Khanna, Smrithi Srikanth and Sahejmeen Kaur play Akshay's sisters in the film. It has been directed by Aanand L Rai.
Raksha Bandhan clashed with Laal Singh Chaddha in theatres on Thursday. The Aamir Khan film collected around ₹10-11 crore on day one. Raksha Bandhan is Akshay's third release of the year. His earlier films Bachchhan Paandey opened at ₹13.25 crore and Samrat Prithviraj opened at ₹10.7 crore.