Laxmmi bomb was supposed to be released on May 22 2020 but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The film is now going to berelease on November 9 2020 on Disney+Hotstar.
Laxmmi Bomb went for its censor certificate last week and after a discussion with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), the makers decided to change the title to Laxmii, in consideration of the sentiments of its viewers. Actually what happened is that this film was served with a legal notice from Shri Rajput Karni Sena, demanding title change. They accused the movie of deliberately demeaning the goddess with the title Laxmmi Bomb which tainted the “ideology, customs, gods and goddesses of Hindu religion”.
In this movie Akshay Kumar plays the role of a man who is possessed by a transgender ghost in Laxmii . Acording to Akshay Kumar in his career of 30 years, this has been the most mentally intense role. Laxmii is a Hindi remake of the 2011 Tamil film Kanchana that was also directed by Raghava Lawrence. Earlier, in an interview to news agency PTI, the director said that he changed the title from Kanchana to Laxmmi Bomb to “appeal” the Hindi audience. “Our Tamil film was named after the main lead character Kanchana. Kanchana means ‘gold’ which is a form of Lakshmi. Earlier I considered going the same way for the Hindi remake but we collectively decided that the name must appeal to the Hindi audience as well and what better than Laxmmi,” he told PTI.