Akshay Kumar Donates Rs 1.5 Crore For Transgenders. (Photo Credit: Facebook)
Akshay Kumar recently donated Rs 1.5 crore to build a home for transgenders in Chennai. Raghava Lawrence, who is directing Akshay's upcoming film Laxmmi Bomb, shared the news along with some pictures on Facebook. On his post, the filmmaker wrote, "I would like to share one good news, Akshay kumar sir is donating Rs 1.5 crore for building transgender home for the first time in India."
Raghava Lawrence runs a charitable trust that works for underprivileged people in Channai. Talking about how Akshay Kumar came onboard, he wrote, "As everyone is already aware that Larencce Charitable Trust has been initiating various projects for education, home for kids, medical and physically abled dancers. Our trust is now entering into its 15th year. We wanted to celebrate this 15th year by initiating a new project for uplifting transgenders by providing shelter for them.''
''Our trust has provided the land and we were looking forward to raise funds for the building, so during Laxmmi Bomb shoot I was talking to Akshay kumar sir about the trust projects and transgender’s home, immediately after hearing this without even me asking he told he will donate 1.5 cores for building transgender’s home. I consider everyone who helps as god, so now Akshay kumar sir is a god for us. I thank him for lending his huge support for this project. Our trust's next vision is to uplift transgenders and provide shelter for them all over India with Akshay Kumar’s sir support. I thank him in behalf of all transgender’s. we will inform the bhoomi pooja date soon. I need all your blessing (sic)."
In the upcoming film, Laxmmi Bomb, Akshay will be playing a transgender. The movie is the official Hindi remake of Tamil horror comedy film titled Muni 2: Kanchana which starred and was directed by Raghava Lawrence. The movie also stars Ashwini Kalsekar, Sharad Kelkar, Manu Rishi, and Ayesha Raza. The film’s plot revolves around a man who is afraid of all things supernatural, but through a twist of fate, he is forced to confront his fear as his body gets possessed by the spirit of a transgender called Laxmmi.
Laxmmi Bomb is produced by Cape of Good Films, Fox Star Studios, and Tusshar Kapoor. It is slated to be released on May 22. Apart from Laxmmi Bomb, Akshay Kumar has several films in the line-up including Sooryavanshi, Bell Bottom, Prithviraj, Bachchan Pandey, Atrangi Re and Baap Re Baap.