Writer director & producer Suneel Darshan's 2001 film Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love, a heart-warming & emotional drama between father and son starred Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar in lead roles.
The film marked Akshay Kumar's second collaboration with the filmmaker after the runaway success of their film Jaanwar (1999), and also featured Raakhee, Karishma Kapoor & Juhi Chawla in key roles.
Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love clocks 20 years since it’s release and on this occasion, Akshay Kumar reminiscences in a statement shared by his team:
“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.Bachchan added to my excitement... I feel deeply indebted to the audience for their continued appreciation of the movie..."
Film-maker Suneel Darshan also comments on this milestone:
"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, Mere Jeevan Saathi & Dosti Friends Forever..."
A Shree Krishna International presentation, Ek Rishtaa enjoyed a 100 days theatrical run in Mumbai & several other cities in India, it met with overwhelming success in the International territories. The movie's strong content continues to undoubtedly draw a large viewership on both Digital & Television platforms even today.