Actor-director Raghava Lawrence who is directing the Hindi remake of the Tamil film Kanchana has opted out of the project sighting disrespect. The movie titled Laxmmi Bomb has Akshay Kumar playing the lead role.
Lawrence took to social media to explain the reason for his exit from the movie, he said, “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.”
He added that there were multiple reasons for his exit but one of them is that the first look poster of the film was released without his knowledge.
“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. As a creator, I’m also not satisfied with the poster design (of first look) 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 I personally respect Akshay Kumar sir a lot,” Lawrence said.
He said he will soon meet Akshay and hand over the script and step out of the project in a good way.
The movie also has Kiara and actor Tusshar Kapoor in key roles. Amitabh Bachchan is to play the role of a transgender in the film, which was played by Sarath Kumar in Tamil.