Akshay Kumar's Upcoming Film "Laxmmi Bomb" Renamed To "Laxmii" After Religious Controversy

Salena Harshini |Oct 30, 2020

The unreleased film has its title changed after facing backlashes from Hindu outfits regarding their religious belief.

The title of Laxmmi Bomb, the new film of Akshay Kumar, has been altered to be Lazmii. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh has confirmed the new latest tweet,

"New development: Laxmmi Bomb title changed. New title: Laxmii."

Laxmmi Bomb
The title has now changed into a new one

Reports have come round that the filmmakers decided to change the movie title after multiple Hindu outfits protested against the old name, saying that it violated religious sentiments and saw it as an insult to Goddess Laxmi. A legal notice has been reported by Karni Sena to the makers of Laxmmi Bomb which requested a change in the movie title.

As per the media reports, the Akshay Kumar starrer went for the censor certificate, and post a discussion with CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification), the filmmakers made a decision to change it into Laxmii while taking the sentiments of its viewers into account.

Kiara Advani will also be seen as one of the main characters alongside Akshay

For those who have not known, Laxmii is the Hindi reboot version of Tamil movie Kanchana which was released in 2011, also helmed by Raghava Lawrence. Previously, in a talk to a news agency, the director shared that he altered the title to Laxmmi Bomb from Kanchana in order to appeal the audience. He said,

"Our Tamil film was named after the main lead character Kanchana. Kanchana means 'gold' which is a form of Lakshmi. Earlier I considered going the same way for the Hindi remake but we collectively decided that the name must appeal to the Hindi audience as well and what better than Laxmmi.”

The trailer has garnered a lot of talks

For this film, actor Akshay Kumar plays the part of a man possessed by a transgender ghost. Talking about his role in the upcoming movie, Akshay said,

"In my career of 30 years, this is my most mentally intense role. It has been that tough. I've never experienced something like this before. The credit goes to my director, Lawrence sir. He introduced me to a version of myself which I didn't know existed."

The film is going on floors in November

The movie was supposed to hit the screen on 22 Mya. However, Laxmii was delayed because of the global pandemic. Now that it has found another way out, Laxmii will be introduced on 9 November, Diwali on Disney+Hotstar.

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