The Amitabh Bachchan- Akshay Kumar starrer, story-writer, director & producer Suneel Darshan's "EK RISHTAA-the bond of love (2001) a heart-warming & emotional drama between Father & Son, co-starred Raakhee, Karishma Kapoor & Juhi Chawla in principal roles, was Akshay Kumar's second collaboration with the Film-maker 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.Bachchan added to my excitement... I feel deeply indebted to the audience for their continued appreciation of the movie..."
Film-maker 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, 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.