- Manufacturers changed the title on Thursday
- Several fringe Hindu groups have reportedly protested against the titleLaxmmi Bomb
- The film will be released now on Diwali (November 9) on Disney + Hotstar
The title of Akshay Kumar’s next film Laxmmi Bomb has now been changed to Laxmii. “New development: Laxmmi Bomb the title has changed. New title: Laxmii“Business analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed the news Thursday evening. It was reported that the directors of the film changed the name of the film after several Hindu groups protested against the title. Laxmmi Bomb, alleging that it hurt religious feelings and was an insult to Goddess Laxmi. Karni Sena has reportedly sent a legal notice to the directors of the film – directed by Raghava Lawrence – demanding a title change. According to several media, Laxmmi Bomb went for his censorship certificate on Thursday and after a discussion with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), the makers decided to change the title to Laxmii, in consideration of the feelings of its viewers.
NEW DEVELOPMENT … #LaxmmiBomb title changed … New title: #Laxmii… Premiere on November 9, 2020 on #DisneyPlusHotstarVIP… Stars #AkshayKumar and #KiaraAdvani. pic.twitter.com/P1K35OXNuN
– taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 29, 2020
Laxmii is a Hindi remake of the 2011 Tamil movie Kanchana which was also directed by Raghava Lawrence. Earlier, in an interview with the PTI news agency, the director said he changed the title from Kanchana at Laxmmi Bomb To “appeal” to the Hindi audience. “Our Tamil movie was named after the main character Kanchana. Kanchana means ‘gold’ which is a form of Lakshmi. Previously, I considered going the same route for the Hindi remake, but we collectively decided that the name must appeal to the Hindi audience as well and what better than Laxmmi, ”he told PTI.
Akshay Kumar stars as a man possessed by a transgender ghost in Laxmii. Earlier, speaking of his character in the film, Akshay Kumar told PTI: “In my 30-year career, this is my most mentally intense role. It’s been so difficult. I’ve never experienced anything like this before. The credit goes to my director, Lawrence sir. ‘presented a version of myself that I didn’t know existed. “
Laxmii was scheduled to release on May 22 but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The film will now be released on Diwali (November 9) on Disney + Hotstar.