Laxmmi Bomb | Akshay Kumar as sari-clad Laxmmi
Laxmmi Bomb is exactly what the title suggests – a firecracker that will shock and awe. On Navratri, Akshay Kumar shared the first look as Laxmmi from the Raghava Lawrence film Laxmmi Bomb and this is the most we have seen the actor straying from his comfort zone in the recent past.
Dressed in a sari and standing next to a Durga idol with Mahishasura at her feet, Akshay looks intimidating. He wrote with the Laxmmi Bomb photo, “Navratri is about bowing to the inner goddess and celebrating your limitless strength.On this auspicious occasion,I am sharing with you my look as Laxmmi.A character I am both excited and nervous about… but then life begins at the end of our comfort zone…isn’t it? #LaxmmiBomb.”
Laxmmi Bomb Poster reveals storyline
In the poster, Akshay’s character is seen in the foreground with a smoldering expression while the Goddess Durga can be seen in the background, decked in full finery. The actor is dressed in a red saree with a black blouse and matching red bangles. The actor also sports a big red bindi, a chunky necklace and has his long hair loosely tied back in a bun.
Laxmmi Bomb is Remake of Kanchana
A remake of south hit Kanchana, Laxmmi Bomb is a horror comedy that is being directed by Raghava Lawrence with Kiara Advani as the leading lady. Akshay had earlier given a sneak peek of the character where he was seen applying make-up on his face. “Bringing you one bomb of a story,#LaxmmiBomb starring @Advani_Kiara & yours truly!Bursting in cinemas on 5th June,2020. Fox Star Studios Presents. A Cape of Good Films Production in association with Shabinaa Entertainment & Tusshar Entertainment House. Directed by Raghava Lawrence,” he had written.
Laxmmi Bomb is being produced by Cape of Good Films in association with Shabinaa Entertainment & Tusshar Entertainment House.
Mid-day had reported about the film, Akshay Kumar plays the character of a person who is possessed by the soul of a transgender woman. The film is being directed by Raghava Lawrence, who also helmed the original Tamil film, Kanchana. Talking about the film, Laxmmi Bomb, Raghava had walked away from this film. However, he sorted things with the production house and the actor, and he returned on board as the director.
Kiara Advani, who also stars in the film, was all likes for this avatar. She commented on Akshay’s post with many thumbs-up emoticons. The Khiladi actor has a massive fan following on social media, and his fans are in awe of this look as Laxmmi.
Speaking about this, Kiara Advani said,
“I had hoped that he would come back, and he did. He is the best person to helm the film because we have already shot a small schedule with him. He is amazing and is a wonderful human being. He has acted in and directed the original Tamil version, so this is his baby. No one would understand the film better than him. We are looking forward to the next schedule.”Kiara Advani
Akshay plays the protagonist
“While Akshay plays the protagonist who gets possessed by the spirit of a transgender, Kiara will portray the superstar’s girlfriend in the movie. Although the female lead did not have a significant role in the original version, Kiara will enjoy a substantial part in the adaptation. The script too has been tweaked to suit the sensibilities of the Hindi film audience.”
This is not the first time Akshay will be seen in an outfit that does not strictly adhere to society’s gender rules. He has previously dressed as a woman for a scene in the action flick Khiladi (1992).