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Published On: Sat, Apr 25th, 2020

Is Akshay Kumar’s ‘Laxmmi Bomb’ heading for a web release amid pandemic crisis?

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AkshayBANGALURU/ MUMBAI: The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc worldwide. To fight against the deadly COVID-19 health crisis, the government has called for a nationwide lockdown and most are working from home.
However, film and television work has come to a halt, affecting business and livelihood majorly. To support the daily wage workers in the movie business, several celebs and film bodies have stepped forward and extended financial aid to those affected.

But what about the movies in the pipeline? The latest buzz doing the rounds is that a few filmmakers are planning to release their films on the digital platform instead of waiting for the pandemic to get over.
‘Laxmmi Bomb’ is directed by Raghava Lawrence, making it his maiden Hindi project. Coming back to Laxmmi Bomb, it is a Hindi remake of 2011 Tamil horror comedy Muni 2: Kanchana. Akshay Kumar plays the role of timid-natured Raghav, who suffers from a fear of ghosts and undergoes a personality transformation after being possessed by the spirit of a transgender named Laxmmi in the film.
He has also written the story and screenplay while Farhad Samji has penned the Hindi dialogues. It has been produced by Akshay Kumar’s Cape of Good Films, Shabina Khan and Tusshar Kapoor. It stars Akshay and Kiara Advani in the lead role. It happens to be a remake of Tamil horror comedy Muni 2: Kanchana.
And Akshay Kumar happens to be the first one to do. According to a report in Mid-Day.com, Disney Hotstar is in talks with Akki to acquire the digital rights of his upcoming venture ‘Laxmmi Bomb’ which was earlier set to release on May 22.
Reportedly, there is post-production work left and it might take a little longer since everyone is working from home. Looking at the current scenario, the makers including Akshay are contemplating over the OTT release since cinema halls might be shut even after the lockdown order is lifted.
Background music, mixing and VFX. Since the team is working from home, the process is taking longer than usual. However, the makers are hoping to have the film ready by June.
The source added that Akshay Kumar doesn’t want any parties involved in the project to suffer loss. “Akshay wants to make sure none of the invested parties make losses and that the movie reaches a wide audience.
Meanwhile, ever since this news came out, Twitter is abuzz with ‘Laxmmi Bomb’ digital release and has made it a top trend. Check out a few tweets who seem to know all the answers.
(Bureau Report with Agency Inputs ).

 

 

 

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