Hoping to start a dialogue about representation in films, Sharad Kelkar on why he opted to play transgender in Laxmii
Unfazed by harsh reactions to Laxmii, Akshay Kumar says he played the transgender character to make a case for the marginalised community.
Laxmii is a remake of a Tamil film (presuming a hit) called Kanchana (2011), that was a sequel by the same director (Raghava Lawrence) of a film called Muni.
"Theatres say they will use the intervening week
to be fully prepared for the festive season, leaving them with a pleasant problem - how to line up the big releases."
Titled BamBholle, the song gives us a glimpse of Akshay Kumar in the fierce avatar of Laxmii, the transgender.