Filmmaker Suneel Darshan gets nostalgic remembering the Amitabh Bachchan-Akshay Kumar starrer ‘EK RISHTAA – The bond of love (2001). Story-writer, director & producer Suneel Darshan’s film is a heart-warming & emotional drama between Father & Son, co-starring Raakhee, Karishma Kapoor & Juhi Chawla in pivotal roles, was Akshay Kumar’s second collaboration with the filmmaker after the runaway success of their JAANWAR (1999).
Akshay Kumar reminiscences, “Some memories fade away with time but ‘Ek Rishtaa’ is truly a nostalgic experience as it explored a relationship that I bonded with so deeply & the delight of being cast with Mr. Amitabh Bachchan added to my excitement… I feel deeply indebted to the audience for their continued appreciation of the movie…”
Filmmaker Suneel Darshan says, “We commenced our fruitful association with JAANWAR which was Akshay’s first success after a string of over a dozen disappointments… Then with EK RISHTAA… he went notches higher to be pitted against Amitabh Bachchan & carry off the role with full conviction… These movies were followed by ‘Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya’,’ Andaaz’, ‘Talaash: The Hunt Begin’, ‘Mere Jeevan Saathi’ & ‘Dosti Friends Forever’…”
While on “Ek Rishtaa”, which released in 2001, the success of the film was followed by Big B and Akshay collaborating again in films like Vipul Shah’s “Aankhen” (2002) and “Waqt: The Race Against Time” (2005), and Rajkumar Santoshi’s “Khakee” (2004).