Owing to certain backlash from Karni Sena and other Hindu outfits, creators of the Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Laxmmi Bomb’ have changed its name to Laxmii.
According to reports, it was alleged that the title hurt religious sentiments by disrespecting goddess Laxmi. The word ‘bomb’ was then dropped from the title, renaming it to Laxmii.
Reports suggest that Karni Sena had reportedly sent a legal notice to the makers of the film demanding a change in the title and this change came into existence after makers went for the film’s censor certificate on Thursday.
After a discussion with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), the makers decided to change the title to Laxmii, as a response to the sentiments of its viewers.
Laxmii will be the Hindi remake of 2011 Tamil film Kanchana, also a Raghava Lawrence directorial. Earlier, Lawrence had spoken about the former title of the film. 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.”
Akshay Kumar plays the lead in this horror-comedy where his character will be seen possessed by a transgender ghost. Earlier slated for a theatrical release, Laxmii will now stream on Disney+ Hotstar from November 9th.
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