Akshay Kumar’s new movie ‘Laxmmi Bomb’ has been renamed after protests against the insult to a Hindu goddess. For the past week and a half, there has been a call for a boycott on Twitter, claiming that the name of the film, which is slated to hit the OTD platform Disney Plus Hotstar as a Diwali release, is an insult to the Hindu goddess Lakshmi, thereby hurting Hindu community’s sentiments. . The Hindutva organization Karnisena had also sent a notice to the activists asking them to change the name of the film. The notice also demanded a change in the film’s title and said that the current one sends out a wrong message to the society. Following this, the producers announced the decision to change the name of the film. The spelling of Lakshmi in English has also been changed. Formerly known as Laxmmi, the new title is Laxmii. It stars Kiara Advani as the female lead.
A few days back, Akshay Kumar had shared a quirky video interview in which he talked about his role in the film and said that it was the most mentally intensive characters that he has played till now. He also said that he was simply imitating the director in the film. Akshay Kumar said, “he told me how the character of Laxmmi walks, talks and dances. In a way I have imitated him in the film. If the film works, it will be because of Lawrence.”