Just a few hours after the first look of Akshay Kumar's 'Laxmmi Bomb' was revealed, director Raghava Lawrence sent shock waves in it the industry by announcing their exit from the project. The filmmaker has written, produced and directed the original film, 'Kanchana'.
In a recent interview with a leading media publication, the director hinted that he was having creative differences with producers Tusshar Kapoor and Shabina Khan. Expressing his disapointment over the turn of events, he stated that the thing that hurt him the most was that the team released the first look of the film without informing him. Stating that there was no 'communication' on their end, the director added that the entire incident made him feel like a 'fool'
The filmmaker quit the project by releasing a statement on Twitter. "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, 'Laaxmi Bomb', the Hindi remake of 'Kanchana'," Lawrence wrote in a note.
He said there were multiple reasons for his exit, "but one of them is that the first look poster of the film was released 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."
In "Laaxmi Bomb", Akshay plays a character that will be possessed by a ghost of a transgender. Kiara Advani has been signed as the leading lady.
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