Yesterday, the first look of 'Laxmmi Bomb', an official remake of superhit 'Muni/Kanchana' franchise by Lawrence, starring Akshay Kumar was release. And to the surprise of everyone, Lawrence made an announcement that he is walking out of the project in the context he posted on his social media handles. He also said that self-respect is important and that's the reason for his walkout, but due to the high regard for Akshay Kumar, he will give the script to him. Raghava Lawrence's complete statement follows:
Hi dear friends and fans, There is an old popular saying in Tamil which tells "Don't step into any house where there is no respect". 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, 'Laxmmi Bomb', the Hindi remake of Kanchana. I don't want to mention the reason because there are multiple reasons, but one of them is that the first look poster of the film was released today without my knowledge and even without discussing anything with me. I was informed about this by a third person. It is very painful for a director to know about his movie's first look release from others. I feel very disrespected and disappointed. As a creator, I'm also not satisfied with the poster design as well. This shouldn't happen to any director. I can hold back my script because I haven't signed any agreement regarding this film, but I won't do it because it is not professional. I'm ready to give my script because I personally respect Akshay Kumar sir a lot. They can replace me with some other director according to their wish. Soon I'm going to meet Akshay Kumar sir to give the script and step out of this project in a good way. All the very best to the entire team. I wish the movie a great success.
Love, Raghava Lawrence.