‘Ravivaar with Star Parivaar’ is back again this week with a Bollywood twist. Star Plus is celebrating Akshay Kumar’s new film ‘Raksha Bandhan’ and we get to witness Rupali Ganguly, aka ‘Anupama’, reconnect with Akshay Kumar after a long while.
Yes, you heard it’s right. Rupali Ganguly, who plays the role of fan-favourite ‘Anupama’, shares a very old and strong bond with Akshay Kumar. She had met him through her father, who always praises Akshay Kumar for a perpetual dedication to his craft. Rupali Ganguly talks about the days when she had first met Akshay Kumar and how their bond has been renewed due to ‘Ravivaar with Star Parivaar’. She feels close to Akshay Kumar’s new movie ‘Raksha Bandhan’ because it feels like home. It is evident from their interactions how deep their bond is, and now Rupali Ganguly will be sure to maintain this long lost brotherly bond with Akshay Kumar. Let’s find out how she met the legend himself.
Rupali Ganguly, aka Anupama, shares an old bond with Akshay Kumar, “Akshay is family to us. My father signed him on in his early days, and that’s how we came to know him. When we met him we were pleasantly surprised, and I remember my father saying that this person is made for stardom. Akshay is so punctual, hard-working and such a down-to-earth person. When we used to go outdoors for Papa’s films, I remember Akshay used to wake up early in the morning at 4 am and workout. My father is very proud of him, and always fond of him. So, because of my father Akshay Kumar became very close to me, and I started tying ‘Rakhi’ to him. The friendship that had been lost for almost 30 years has now been rekindled due to ‘Ravivaar with Star Parivaar’.”
Akshay is family to us. My father signed him on in his early days, and that’s how we came to know him. When we met him we were pleasantly surprised, and I remember my father saying that this person is made for stardom. Akshay is so punctual, hard-working and such a down-to-earth person.
– Rupali Ganguly
Rupali Ganguly feels grateful towards Anand L. Rai, director of ‘Raksha Bandhan’, “I am very grateful to Anand L. Rai sir, director of ‘Raksha Bandhan’, for giving my brother, Vijay Ganguly, a chance to be a part of such a big film. He won the IIFA Award 2022 for ‘best choreographer’. Anand Sir is a huge part of our lives, and a huge respect to him. So, the film ‘Raksha Bandhan’ is very special to me, and I urge you to go watch the film.”
This week’s episode of ‘Ravivaar with Star Parivaar’ gets a taste of early Bollywood Superhit decades. The teams are divided into the decades of 1980s and 1990s, with elder generation and younger generation respectively. There’s a lot of filmy chaos awaiting the fans and viewers of the show, and as always we are hooked to the unexpected interactions between Star Parivaar families.