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Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani starrer ‘Laxmii’ that was earlier titled ‘Laxmmi Bomb’ landed into a huge controversy for the previous title. There were protests by the Karni Sena objecting the title. The objection was due to the use of the word ‘bomb’ with ‘Laxmi’ which is the name of one of the goddesses worshipped in the Hindu religion. Later, the producers of the film – Shabinaa Khan, Tusshar Kapoor and Akshay Kumar decided to change the title of their film.
We recently had a video interview with Tusshar Kapoor where he spoke about the film and also the title for which there was a huge uproar.
Tusshar said, “It was 7-8 years back when I saw the original film ‘Kanchana’ and a friend had recommended it to me and I loved it. Then I thought that if I can procure the rights of this film, it could be a good idea of making it in Hindi and they would also give me a new avenue and start a new career almost in addition to the acting career. We bought it from Raghava Lawrence and he even agreed to direct the Hindi version. Then we started working on the cast and that took really long”.
On the title, he said, “Laxmi is actually the name of the character and we have Laxmi as a name for a number of people all around us. The character was becoming the cracker of the character. That’s why we decided the title as ‘Laxmmi Bomb’ and also it is coming around Diwali. So, there is no other meaning to it. We can’t do anything other than clarifying that we don’t have any intention to offend anybody.”
‘Laxmii’ is slated to release on Disney+ Hotstar on November 9.