Days before the release of the Akshay Kumar-starrer Laxmmi Bomb on Disney + Hotstar, the makers of the movie changed the film's title to Laxmii.
Movie critic and film trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the news. "NEW DEVELOPMENT... #LaxmmiBomb title changed... New title: #Laxmii... Premieres 9 Nov 2020 on #DisneyPlusHotstarVIP... Stars #AkshayKumar and #KiaraAdvani," he tweeted.
Earlier, the makers of the movie was served a notice by the Shri Rajput Karni Sena, which claimed that the title of the movie is “derogatory” and “offensive” to goddess Laxmi. The forum claimed in the letter that the title was used with the intention of showing disrespect to the goddess.
Laxmii, a remake of the Tamil hit Muni 2: Kanchana, is horror-comedy also starring Kiara Advani, Ashwini Kalsekar, Sharad Kelkar and Manu Rishi in the lead roles.
Kumar, who plays man possessed by the spirit of a transgender in the movie, had called the role "mentally intense."
"In my career of 30 years, this is my most mentally intense role. It has been that tough. I've never experienced something like this before. The credit goes to my director, Lawrence sir. He introduced me to a version of myself which I didn't know existed," he said, adding, "This is unlike any character I've ever played. I had to be careful to portray this character with utmost honesty, without offending any community."
(With PTI inputs)