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Laxmmi bomb director Raghava Lawrence 'not satisfied' with first look; decides to step out

The Director Through A Post On Twitter Has Claimed That He Had No Knowledge About The Poster That Was Released On Social Media And The Look Was Not Discussed With Him.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shriparna Saha | Updated on: 19 May 2019, 09:07:50 AM
Laxmmi bomb director Raghava Lawrence 'not satisfied' with first look (Twitter)

New Delhi:

The first look of Akshay Kumar’s upcoming horror flick, Laxmmi Bomb was unveiled yesterday and looks like the look didn't get a nod from the director himself

Raghava Lawrence who was roped in to direct the Bollywood version of the Tamil film Kanchana now has decided step out as the director of the film. Lawrence has also directed and starred in the Tamil original.

The director through a post on Twitter has claimed that he had no knowledge about the poster that was released on social media and the look was not discussed with him. He also hinted that there are other issues that compelled him to take this decision. 

The director and actor seems to be quite hurt with whatever has happened, though he also mentioned that he will not refrain from giving the makers the script of the film, although he can do so provided he has not signed any agreement. He further informed he will meet Akshay Kumar before handing over the project and the script.

He wrote, “Hi dear friends and fans, there is an old popular saying in Tamil which tells 'Don't step into any house where there is no respect'. 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, 'Laxmmi Bomb', the Hindi remake of Kanchana. I don't want to mention the reason because there are multiple reasons, but one of them is that the first look poster of the film was released today without my knowledge and even without discussing anything with me. I was informed about this by a third person. It is very painful for a director to know about his movie's first look release from others. I feel very disrespected and disappointed.”

He adds, “As a creator, I'm also not satisfied with the poster design as well. This shouldn't happen to any director. I can hold back my script because I haven't signed any agreement regarding this film, but I won't do it because it is not professional. I'm ready to give my script because I personally respect Akshay Kumar sir a lot. They can replace me with some other director according to their wish. Soon I'm going to meet Akshay Kumar sir to give the script and step out of this project in a good way. All the very best to the entire team. I wish the movie a great success.”


Akshay Kumar revealed the first look of the movie in May. The Khiladi actor is seen in an all new avatar in the poster sporting kohl-lined eyes to reflect the character he is paying, a person possessed by a transgender ghost. The film also stars Kiara Advani in a pivotal role.
The movie will open at theatres a year from now on June 05, 2020.

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First Published : 19 May 2019, 09:07:50 AM