Bollywood stars Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif have established themselves as a successful onscreen couple with blockbusters like Welcome, Namaste London and Singh is King. However did you know that Katrina once wanted to tie Akshay a rakhi?
During a television show, Koffee With Karan in 2016, Katrina Kaif spoke about how she wanted to tie Akshay Kumar a rakhi in th time of the shoot of Tees Maar Khan, but the actor refused. She then wanted to tie rakhi to Arjun Kapoor. The rakhi is an amulet tied by a sister on the brother’s wrist as a symbol of protection.
The actress looked back at being on the set of Tees Maar Khan, wondering why nobody wanted to tie rakhi from her. “Nobody is there, nobody is really paying any attention to me. Who do I see walking in the door? A person I have great regard for, a person who I consider a dear friend, and according to me, I don’t see anything wrong with it. So I asked him, ‘Can I tie you a rakhi?’ And Akshay Kumar says, ‘Katrina, do you want a slap?’, said Katrina.
“So, then I was going to a friend’s house that night, and I was a little dejected and disheartened. And who do I see in front of me? Arjun! So cuddly and sweet. At that time, he was cuddly. Now, of course, he is very fit. So cuddly and sweet, he was standing there, and so lovable that I said, ‘That’s it, Arjun, you are going to be my rakhi brother,’” she added.
Katrina Kaif elucidated that she ‘never actually tied Arjun Kapoor a rakhi’. “He ran away. And when I say ran away, he literally ran away out the door. And then, the next day, when I tried to chase him again, he ran away,” she said.
Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif will soon be seen sharing the screen in Rohit Shetty’s cop drama Sooryavanshi. The movie also stars Ranveer Singh and Ajay Devgn, the film was set to release in theatres last summer but has been postponed because of the Covid pandemic.