Laxmmi Bomb: After Tanishq Ad, Now Akshay Kumar’s Film Is Accused of Promoting ‘Love Jihad’ (View Tweets)

The controversial Tanishq ad had left the social media divided over the idea of communal harmony shown in the promo. Now it looks like even Akshay Kumar’s Laxmmi Bomb is facing the same heat, as some of the Tweeple are accusing it of promoting love jihad.

October 14, 2020

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The controversial Tanishq ad had left the social media divided over the idea of communal harmony shown in the promo. Certain (bigoted) sections of Twitterati accused the ad of promoting ‘love jihad’ by showing a Hindu girl already married to a Muslim boy. Which isn’t true, as the ad was more about communal harmony. Now it looks like even Akshay Kumar’s Laxmmi Bomb is facing the same heat, as some of the Tweeple are accusing it of promoting love jihad and trending #BoycottLaxmmiBomb. .

What got their goat is that Akshay Kumar’s character is named Asif, which is a Muslim-sounding name, who is married to Kiara Advani’s character. While I didn’t catch her name in the trailer. some Twitter users say that her name is Priya, which makes the marriage of that of inter-faith, which for them, means ‘love jihad’. Some are also wondering that while Akshay’s character’s name was changed from Raghav (in the original Tamil film Kanchana, played by directed Raghavendra Lawrence) to Asif in the remake.

Watch the Trailer of Laxmmi Bomb below:

That’s it, just that Akshay’s name was Asif triggered the Hindu sentiments of some of the trolls who began to slam the film on Twitter. Some also have issue with the film named Laxmmi Bomb, which they think, insults Goddess Laxmi. Apparently, they are fine with crackers that are named so, which inspired the title. For the uninitiated, Laxmmi in the movie is the name of the spirit that gets hold of Akshay’s character, hence the movie name.

Check out the Twitter Reactions Below:

Why it isn’t “AllahBomb”?

Why The Name of Lead Was Changed?

Ab Bole Toh Bole Kya?

What culture they’re promoting? We Ask You That!

Bots on Action!

Akshay Kumar’s name has already been dragged in the Sushant Singh Rajput controversy by the trolls, though there has been no established connection anywhere. His Cape of Good Films was one of the production companies to file a suit against Times Now and Republic against their slander of Bollywood, earning him more ire from the RW trolls. .

Meanwhile, Laxmmi Bomb is headed for a Disney+ Hotstar release during Diwali. The horror-comedy could also see a simultaneous theatrical release in certain cities, as per certain reports.

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