Superstar Akshay Kumar's "Raksha Bandhan" will start streaming on OTT on October 5, the streamer announced on Saturday. Helmed by filmmaker Aanand L Rai from a screenplay by Himanshu Sharma and Kanika Dhillon, the family drama hit the theaters in August. "Raksha Bandhan" is the story of Lala Kedarnath (Kumar) and his relationship with his four sisters. It focuses on his efforts to get his sisters married and deals with issues like dowry and body shaming. Kumar said he is glad the movie will reach a wider audience with its release on OTT platform.

"As an actor and producer, I believe in backing stories that are imbibed in our core values and that resonate with the nation. 'Raksha Bandhan' is an important family film that will evoke feelings of togetherness and oneness and that will unite families while making them laugh, cry and think," the 55-year-old actor said in a statement. The movie also features Bhumi Pednekar as Kumar's on-screen love interest, while Sadia Khateeb, Sahejmeen Kaur, Deepika Khanna and Smrithi Srikanth play the role of his sisters. Manish Kalra, Chief Business Officer at a popular OTT platform in Indian, said with the release of "Raksha Bandhan", the company continues its trend of showcasing witty, endearing, and impactful storytelling.