Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani’s upcoming film Laxmii has already landed in major trouble even before the horror-comedy released. The makers had to change the title from Laxmmi Bomb to Laxmii, after several Hindu outfits protested against the original title. They alleged that the title of the Raghava Lawrence directorial hurt religious sentiments and was an insult to Goddess Laxmi. And now the superstar of Bollywood has received flak from a section of netizens after he posted a black and white picture of himself and donned a red or laal bindi on his forehead for promotional purpose. Laxmii: Akshay Kumar Shares The New Poster Of The Film With Changed Name After Backlash.
This promotional stunt from Akshay Kumar to promote Laxmii has not gone down well with netizens. For the unversed, the actor had not worn the red bindi but instead had used a filter of the same to render the effect. Netizens labelled it as a cheap promotional stunt to the post he shared that read, “Maine toh laga li hai pyaar aur samanta ki Laal Bindi. Now it's your turn to join me using 'Ab Hamari Baari Hai' filter on Instagram as a symbol of love and acceptance for the third gender! Filter link in bio”. Laxmii’s Ab Hamari Baari Hai: Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani Join Hands With Laxmi Narayan Tripathi to Spread a Message on Equality.
Akshay Kumar Promotes Laxmii
Maine toh laga li hai pyaar aur samanta ki Laal Bindi. Now it's your turn to join me using 'Ab Hamari Baari Hai' filter on Instagram as a symbol of love and acceptance for the third gender!
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) November 7, 2020
Some of the comments posted were, “we want to see your full family and kids in this pic, black & white with red bindi. that will be real promotion”, “This stunt activism is not ok. Did you stand up for them before? Why only now when ur movie is releasing? Hypocrisy at its peak”, “Good going Bollywood yahi bacha tha....tollywood script copy... But the tollywood actor never make such campaign”, “I support you as well as third gender but not this promotional event!”, “Bindi lgane se achchha h us paise se kisi gareeb ko 1 time ka khana khila dena.......”, and so on. Laxmii is all set to be premiered on Disney+ Hotstar on November 9.