Akshay Kumar’s Laxmmi Bomb title is now Laxmii

The title of actor Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani’s much awaited film, Laxmmi Bomb, helmed by Raghava Lawrence, has now been changed to Laxmii after much deliberation with the censor board.
Actor Akshay Kumar in a still from his upcoming movie Laxmii, which was earlier titled Laxmmi Bomb.
Actor Akshay Kumar in a still from his upcoming movie Laxmii, which was earlier titled Laxmmi Bomb.
Updated on Oct 29, 2020 06:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

The title of Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani’s upcoming film Laxmmi Bomb has been changed to Laxmii. It was reported earlier that Karni Sena had sent a legal notice to the makers of the film, demanding a change in the title.

On Thursday, the title change of the Raghava Lawrence film was announced. As per sources, the film went for its censor certificate and post the screening, the makers had a discussion with Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). Keeping in mind and respecting the sentiments of its viewers, the producers of the film — Shabinaa Khan, Tusshar Kapoor and Akshay Kumar -- decided to change the title of their film.

The horror-comedy starring Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani will now titled as Laxmii. The film is a a remake of the 2011 Tamil film, Kanchana, which was also directed by Lawrence. Laxmmi marks his Hindi directorial debut.

On choosing the previous title, film director Raghava Lawrence had said, "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."

"By god's grace, it was turning out to be a cracker of a film, so we named it 'Laxmmi Bomb'. Like a dhamaka of Laxmmi Bomb cannot be missed, the transgender lead character is powerful and radiant. Hence the name fits perfectly," he added.

Akshay plays the characters of 'Asif' and 'Laxmmi', one is trying to convince the parents of Kiara, while the other has come to take revenge. As Laxmmi, he would be possessed by the spirit of a transgender person.

The film is set to premiere on November 9 on Disney+ Hotstar VIP and is produced by Cape of Good Films, Tusshar Entertainment House and Shabinaa Entertainment.

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