Akshay Kumar calls 'Laxmii' director Raghava Lawrence his 'constant guide'
Akshay Kumar Calls Laxmii Director Raghava Lawrence A ‘Constant Guide’ In His Emotional Note (Pic credit – Akshay Kumar/ Instagram )

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar on Monday penned down a thank you note Raghava Lawrence, director of his upcoming OTT release, Laxmii.

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Taking to Instagram, Akshay shared a video of Raghava giving the final touch to the actor’s make-up for the Bam Bholle song in the film.

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“Finishing touches being added by the man himself, my director @offl_lawrence Raghava Lawrence who’s been my constant guide throughout this journey of #Laxmii Now it’s over to you guys,” Akshay captioned the post.

The film is a horror-comedy that also features Kiara Advani, and is a remake of the 2011 Tamil hit, Muni 2: Kanchana. Earlier titled Laxmmi Bomb, the name of the film had to be changed on the suggestion of the censor board after a section of social media users felt the title insulted the Hindu Goddess Laxmi.

That comes as a shock especially when the theatres in the country are open again but it may come out to be true. As per Film Information, Salman Khan is currently in advanced stages of negotiation with Amazon Prime Video to convert the streaming agreement into that for premiere-streaming. The superstar has demanded 175-200 crores for the deal but that seems to be on a higher-end for the OTT platform. According to insiders, the deal could be sealed somewhere in 150-160 crores region.

The satellite rights of the film have already been sold for 50 crores and if the deal happens, Salman is expected to reap a huge profit of 130-140 crores which will include his fees as well. However, it’s possible that if the film releases directly on OTT then satellite deal will be renegotiated. Because according to trade belief an OTT release generates less buzz compared to a theatrical release.

Meanwhile, according to the trade magazine, Salman Khan is also thinking about giving the film a pay-per-view release just like Khaali Peeli starring Ishaan Khatter & Ananya Panday. He is in early talks with Tata Sky and has asked it to start there pay-per-view channel. At the same time, Zee has shown interest to do the same for Salman Khan as they already have ZeePlex platform.

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