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Tusshar Kapoor on ‘Laxmii’ title change & the ease of an OTT release

Indian actor and producer Tusshar Kapoor recently explained the change of the name of his forthcoming film ‘Laxmii’ from ‘Laxmmi Bomb’, saying that they are all “very happy” with the new one and its release via OTT.

The title was overshadowed in controversies when the first look and trailer appeared, alongside the name ‘Laxmmi Bomb’. Consequently, the creators decided to change it to ‘Laxmii’. Discussing the change with Hindustan Times, Kapoor said, “It has been done keeping in mind the feelings of everyone who had or didn’t have any issue with the earlier title, for peace and positivity that should be around any film”.

The film will be released via an OTT media service, which was announced substantially before theatres reopened amid the covid-19 pandemic. Despite the film not being released on the big screen, Kapoor felt humbled if people see the film as cinema worthy, “It goes to show that people are appreciating the way it’s mounted. It’s a big commercial entertainer, that’s why people are saying they want to watch it on the big screen”, he added.

He acknowledged the effects of these unprecedented times, “Of course given the situation in the lockdown, globally these are stressful times. So in this extraordinary situation, we had to move, and deciding to release it on OTT was more like a blessing”.

Sitara Bartle