Filmmaker Raghava Lawrence stepped down as the director of Akshay Kumar ‘s Laxmmi Bomb after the first look of the film was released on Saturday.
The director took to Twitter to share a detailed note citing the reasons why he took this decision. Raghava said that among the many reasons of him quitting as the director of Laxmmi Bomb, the release of the first look poster of the film without his knowledge prompted him to step down. The director said that he did not like the design of the first look.
Dear Friends and Fans..!I
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, #Laxmmibomb Hindi remake of Kanchana@akshaykumar
@RowdyGabbar @Advani_Kiara pic.twitter.com/MXSmY4uOgR
— Raghava Lawrence (@offl_Lawrence) May 18, 2019
The full note read, “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.”
Raghava Lawrence added that he will still allow the producers to use his script as he respects Akshay. He also gave his best wishes to the cast and crew of the film. He added, “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.”
The director captioned the post, “Dear Friends and Fans..!I 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, #Laxmmibomb Hindi remake of Kanchana.”
Earlier on Saturday, Akshay Kumar took to social media to release the first look poster of the film, in which he can be seen pyutting kajal in his eyes. Along with the poster, Akshay wrote, “Bringing you one bomb of a story,#LaxmmiBomb starring @Advani_Kiara & yours truly! Bursting in cinemas on 5th June,2020.”
Bringing you one bomb of a story,#LaxmmiBomb starring @Advani_Kiara & yours truly!Bursting in cinemas on 5th June,2020💥
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— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) May 18, 2019
Kanchan is the Hindi remake of Tamil film Kanchana directed by Raghava Lawrence. The film stars Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani and R Madhavan in pivotal roles. In the film, Akshay Kumar will be seen as a man possessed by a transgender ghost. Buzz has it that Amitabh Bachchan might also appear as a transgender ghost in Laxmmi Bomb.