Laxmmi Bomb — the Hindi remake of South film Kanchana — starring Akshay Kumar released their first look poster this week. And now the film has run into controversy. The film’s director, Raghava Lawrence, claimed that he was disrespected by the makers and therefore is opting out of the project.
Expressing his grievance in a post on his Twitter handle he said that the first look of the film was released without his knowledge, and therefore, he was opting out of the movie. He wrote, “I feel very disrespected and disappointed. As a creator, I’m also not satisfied with the poster designer as well. This shouldn’t happen to any director.”
Dear Friends and Fans..!I
In this world, more than money and fame, self-respect is the most important attribute to a person's character. So I have decided to step out of the project, #Laxmmibomb Hindi remake of Kanchana@akshaykumar
@RowdyGabbar @Advani_Kiara pic.twitter.com/MXSmY4uOgR
— Raghava Lawrence (@offl_Lawrence) May 18, 2019
He will soon hand over the script to Akshay Kumar.
While there were reports that the makers would try and convince the director to come on board, this won’t happen now. They are looking for a new director to come on board for the film.
The makers have already shot a few bits of the movie and the schedule has been planned extensively in September. According to the reports, the producers have decided to take a new course of action as Raghava’s sudden exit has caused financial strain on the movie.
Laxmmi Bomb is slated to release on June 5, 2020 and it is produced by Fox Star Studios.