Akshay Kumar's upcoming film Laxmmi Bomb has landed in a controversy over its title prior its release. Apparently, the film's title hasn't gone down well with some people who claimed that it objectified the Hindu Goddess Laxmi. Among them is actor Mukesh Khanna.
After hitting the headlines for taking a jibe at The Kapil Sharma Show, the Shaktimaan actor is back in the news. This time, he has taken to his Instagram page to call out the makers of Laxmmi Bomb over the film's title. Khanna shared a poster of the Akshay Kumar starrer and penned his thoughts on this controversy.
Mukesh Bhatt Reacts To People Calling For A Ban On Laxmmi Bomb
Mukesh Khanna began his post by writing, "Kya Laxmi Bomb Title se koi film release honi chahiye ? Is par poore Desh Me Bahas chidhi hui hai. Kuch log film ko ban karne ki maang kar rahe hai. Mujhse poocho to film ban Jayez naheen hai. Kyonki kisi ne film Abhi dekhi naheen hai. Sirf trailer dekha hai. Film Abhi baaki hai." (Do you think a film titled Laxmi Bomb should be released? The entire nation is talking about it. Some people are calling for a ban on the film. If you ask me, then it's not fair to ban the movie because no one has watched it yet. People have just seen the trailer.)
Mukesh Khanna Questions The Makers Of Laxmmi Bomb
Speaking about the row over the film's title, the actor continued, "So TITLE ki hi baat karte hain. Laxmi ke aage Bomb jodna shararat se bhara lagta hai. Commercial interest ki soch lagta hai. Kya ise allow karna chahiye ? Obviously NAHEEN ! Kya aap Allah Bomb ya Badmash Jesus film ka naam rakh sakte hain ?Obviously NAHEEN !! To Phir Laxmi Bomb kaise !!!" (Let's talk about its title. Adding Bomb in front of Laxmi looks like fun. Perhaps it's done for commercial purpose. Should this be allowed? Of course no. Can you name a film Allah Bomb or Badmash Jesus? Of course not. They why Laxmi Bomb?)
Mukesh Khanna Claims The Makers Came Up With Such A Title For Publicity
"Ye DHRISHTATA Filmy log is liye karte hai ki Wo janate hain ki isme shor machega. Log chillayenge. Phir chup ho jayenge. Lekin lage hathon film ka Promotion ho jayega. Film to release honi hi hai. Log Toot padenge FIRST DAY theatre par dekhne ke liye ki Kya hai is film me ? Kya hai film ke title ka matlab ?? Ye hota aaya hai...Hota rahega... Ise Rokna padhega !" (These people use such tactics for publicity around their films. They know that it will create outrage, but it will die down. That will give publicity to their films. The film will release. Will people go to theatres on the first day to see its content? What does the film's title mean? It's been happening and will continue - it needs to stop!)," Mukesh wrote in his post.
Mukesh Khanna Urges The Public To Take Action Against Such Things
He further added, "Aur ye Janata Janardan Ya PUBLIC hi kar sakti hai. Ek baat to saaf hai. In commercial logon me Hinduon ka Dar ya khouf ratti bhar bhi naheen hai. Wo unhe SAHISHNU manate hain. Soft target samajhte hain. Unhe pata hai kisi aur Dharam ya Samprdaay se ye panga lekar ke batao TALWAREN Nikal aayengi. TALWAREN !! Isliye unko lekar film ke title naheen bante." (Only the public can make this happen. One thing is clear, these commercial people don't fear Hindus. They consider them soft targets. They know that if they target any other religions swords drawn. That's why their God's name does not make it into film titles.)
"Lekin films me ४० saal beeta kar itna to Daave ke saath kah sakta hoon ki har Producer apni film ko HIT dekhna chahta hai. Is liye aise paintare laata hai. LAXMI BOMB unhi me se Ek hai. DIFFUSE karo ise !!!!"( After spending 40 years in the industry I can say this for sure, all producers want their films to be hit. That's why they come up with such tactics. It's the same with Laxmi Bomb. Diffuse it!)," Mukesh concluded his post.
Helmed by Raghava Lawrence, Akshay Kumar's Laxmmi Bomb is a remake of the Tamil hit Kanchana. The horror comedy is slated to premiere on Disney+Hostar on November 7, 2020.