Raghava Lawrence with Akshay Kumar


Filmmaker Raghava Lawrence has agreed to return as the director of the upcoming Bollywood film Laxmmi Bomb, starring Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani in lead roles. He quit the big-ticket project last month citing several issues and differences with the makers of the movie.

For the uninitiated, Laxmmi Bomb is an official remake of Raghava Lawrence’s much-loved Tamil horror comedy Kanchana (2011). Apart from calling the shots, Lawrence also played the male lead in the Kanchana franchise.

He had started shooting for the Hindi remake of the film last month. However, when the makers released the first look of the movie without consulting with him, he stepped down as the director of the movie. The actor-filmmaker had said that he felt “very disrespected and disappointed.”

On Saturday, Lawrence posted a note accompanied by a photo of himself and Akshay Kumar. “Hi, dear friends and fans! As you wished I would like to let you know that I am back on board as a director of Laxmmi Bomb with Akshay Kumar,” he wrote.

Laxmmi Bomb is being produced by Shabina Khan and Tusshar Kapoor. The film is set to enter theatres on 5th June, 2020.