The objective in depicting this picture is not to hurt religious sentiments, but to highlight the nature of denigration. – Editor
Mumbai – Shabina Khan and Tusshar Kapoor’s upcoming film ‘Laxmmi Bomb’ will be renamed now, tweeted Taran Adarsh, film’s trade analyst. The word ‘Bomb’ has been removed from the name and the film has been renamed ‘Laxmmi’. The Tamil film on which it is based does not have a Muslim actor. However, in ‘Laxmmi Bomb’, ‘Love Jihad’ has been promoted in a way by deliberately showing Muslim actor and Brahman actress. Hindus had also objected to this; however, no explanation has been given by the filmmakers yet.
The film will be released on 9th November. This name was strongly objected to by Hindus through social media for hurting their religious sentiments since the name was offensive and insulted Hindu Goddess Shri Lakshmi Devi. With this in mind, the name has been changed.
Attempt to portray Hindu Deities as powerless
The film shows a Muslim character being possessed by a transgender ghost. Whenever this ghost manifests to harass the family, they show pictures of various
Hindu Deities to it; however, the ghost is not afraid of them, as depicted in the
official trailer of the film. This is an attempt to portray Hindu Deities as powerless.
(Will the filmmaker have dared to show such scenes about the seats of faith of other religions ? – Editor)
Not enough to just omit ‘Bomb’ from the name, fight will continue till the full name is changed : Mr. Sunil Ghanwat (of HJS) Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) had launched a campaign against the film ‘Laxmmi Bomb’ since it denigrated Shri Lakshmi Devi.
The name was modified due to the legitimate protests by Hindu activists; however, this is not enough.
The name of the film is now ‘Laxmmi’. It is necessary to change the full name of the film since it still hurts the religious sentiments of Hindus. HJS’ demand to omit this part remains unfufilled and the fight will continue till it is changed ! ‘Love Jihad’ has been promoted too by showing a Muslim hero and a Hindu heroine.