Laxmii: Did Makers Consider Last Minute Name Change For Akshay Kumar's Character Asif In The Film?- EXCLUSIVE

After changing the title of Akshay Kumar starrer to Laxmii, did makers of the film also consider a last-minute name change for Akshay Kumar's character Asif in the film? Find out

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Laxmii: Did Makers Consider Last Minute Name Change For Akshay Kumar's Character Asif In The Film?- EXCLUSIVE
Just a  day to go before the Akshay  Kumar starrer Laxmii (nee Bomb) starts  streaming, and the film is being talked about as  the  blockbuster of  the year. Sources say  that the  producers  of  Laxmii are in a panic  as this is a  high-stakes film. An Akshay Kumar starrer is  a budgetry event  and as the  first  Akshay film on the digital platform Laxmii  has a responsibility  to the boxoffice.

After facing backlash over the film’s title, the Akshay Kumar starrer had been renamed to Laxmii. The makers decided to change the title of their film after the Hindu Sena demanded a change in the film's name before its release. One now  hears the producers were toying with the idea of a last-minute name-change for  Akshay  Kumar’s character. 

In the film, he is called by the  Muslim name Asif and the heroine Kiara Advani is known as Priya. This, according to some people, amounts to love-jihad relationship.


“Rather than risk it, they thought  of   doing  some more  of  the   appeasement thing, and change  Akshay’s name,”  says a  source in the know. While makers did contemplate this, they eventually decided on not changing his character's name. Akshay is still Asif  in Laxmii. No more  dropping of  a bomb.







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