Just a day to go before the Akshay Kumar starrer Laxmmi(nee Bomb) starts streaming, and the film is being talked about as the blockbuster of the year.Sources say the producers of Laxmmi are in a panic as this is a high-stakes film. An Akshay Kumar starrer is a budgetryevent and as the first Akshay film on the digital platform Laxmmi has a responsibility to the boxoffice.
The ostensibly offensive title Laxmmi Bomb was truncated to Laxmmi to appease religious sentiments.
One now hears the producers were toying with the idea of a last-minute name-change for Akshay Kumar’s character. In the film he is called by the Muslim name Asif and the heroine Kiara Advani is known as Priya. This according to some right-wing elements amounts to love-jihad relationship.
“Rather than risk it , they thought of doing some more of the appeasement thing,and change Akshay’s name ,” says a source in the know. However better sense prevailed and Akshay is still Asif in Laxmmi. No more dropping of a bomb.