Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Patel Umrao took to Twitter and posted, “Canada Kumar’s film is promoting Love Jihad. Film is produced by separatist Shabeena Khan. Content is Hinduphobic (sic).” Ever since that post was online, fans have been demanding a ban on the film’s digital release. ‘Laxmmi Bomb’ is slated to release around Diwali on OTT platform Disney+ Hotstar. Several others have objected to the wrong usage of the word Laxmi, a Hindu goddess. It is unfortunate that every day in India, there has to be some controversy or political, social unrest.
Agitations, protests, mayhem is the order of the day. Last few days it was the pulling down of Tanishq advertisement and the boycott of Bollywood. Today it is a new outrage, specifically a demand to ban the digital release of Laxmii Bomb. After Tanishq Jewellery brand was accused of promoting ‘Love Jihad’, now a certain section on social media are targeting Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar’s new film ‘Laxmmi Bomb’. On Friday #ShameOnUAkshayKumar started trending on Twitter. Reason? Several fans allege that his film ‘Laxmmi Bomb’ also promotes love jihad. The trailer shows Akshay Kumar’s character Arif married to a presumably Hindu girl Priya played by Kiara Advani.