A day after Akshay Kumar unveiled the first look of Laxmmi Bomb, director Raghava Lawrence has announced that he is stepping down from the project. The choreographer-turned-director had helmed the original Tamil version, the third instalment of super-hit horror comedy franchise, Kanchana.
In a statement posted on Twitter, Lawrence said that there are multiple reasons behind his decision to exit Kanchana 3's Hindi remake. However, he stated that the first poster was released without his knowledge of the same. He later received the news from a third party source.
He added that he feels "disrespected and disappointed" by the episode.
Here is Lawrence's statement as shared on Twitter
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
Apart from Kumar, the film also stars Kiara Advani and will reportedly feature Amitabh Bachchan in a pivotal part.
The original Kanchana is a horror comedy featuring Lawrence, Sarath Kumar and Raai Laxmi in lead roles. The film revolved around a couple of vengeful ghosts who haunt an innocent man to get justice for their murders.
Produced by A Cape of Good Films and Fox Star Studios,in association with Shabinaa Entertainment & Tusshar Entertainment House, Laxmmi Bomb is slated to release on 5 June, 2020.