Akshay Kumar is playing the lead role in Laxmmi Bomb, which is a remake of Tamil horror-comedy Kanchana. The first poster of the movie was unveiled on Saturday however, the director of the film Raghava Lawrence stirred major controversy as he walked out of the project a day later, due to creative differences with the producers.
Raghava, who had directed and played the protagonist in Kanchana, claims that the poster was released without his knowledge and that it wasn’t even discussed with him. As the filmmaker quit the project, he announced his decision to his fans via a long post.
Raghav 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. 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. Love, Raghava Lawrence,” he further added.
We hear that the makers are now on a look out for a new director. The film also stars Kiara Advani and is slated to release on June 5, 2020.
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