Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani starrer Laxmmi Bomb has now been renamed to ‘Laxmii’. The decision came after the makers of the film faced huge backlash for hurting religious sentiments. ‘Laxmmi’ will be releasing this Diwali on Disney Plus Hotstar.
Trade Analyst and Film Critic Taran Adarsh tweeted, “NEW DEVELOPMENT… #LaxmmiBomb title changed… New title: #Laxmii… Premieres 9 Nov 2020 on #DisneyPlusHotstarVIP… Stars #AkshayKumar and #KiaraAdvani.”
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 29, 2020
This is a right move from the makers seeing the current public sentiment and perception about Bollywood. The Horror Comedy is a remake of 2011 Tamil film Muni 2: Kanchana written, directed and produced by Raghav Lawrence. Akshay Kumar in this movie will be seen in a completely new avatar.
Checkout the trailer:
Akshay playing the role of Laxmmi will create a havoc and laughing riote. Let’s take you back to 2007 (Bhool Bhulaiyaa) where Akshay Kumar was seen playing the role of psychiatrist. His funny dialogues and punchlines made the film one of the biggest hit of that year. Akshay Kumar is one of those actors who have the capability of playing variety of roles and doesn’t stick to one thing.
However changing the name was a necessary move for the makers. Since past few months, Bollywood has been under public radar. The movies that released after the death of Sushant Singh Rajput faced extreme backlash and criticism from the public.
Recently the music video of the film ‘Burj Khalifa’ was released and it has already become the party anthem of the year. People are loving the chemistry between Akshay and Kiara Advani and the dancing moves in the music video is something to die for.