Akshay Kumar opens up on challenges of wearing saree for Laxmmi Bomb



Akshay Kumar’s Laxmmi Bomb has been making headlines ever since its announcement. The comedy horror film, directed by Raghava Lawrence, is now about two weeks away from its release, and movie maniacs are champing at the bit to watch it. After all, it is for the first time when they will see their beloved superstar in the role of a transgender.

Akshay’s millions of fans were taken aback when his first look from the film had come out. Complete with a saree, bindi, bangles and a ponytail, the superstar’s look was an absolute revelation.

Never before in his career has Akshay worn a saree for a film. In a candid interview with Maniesh Paul, the superstar spoke about the experience of wearing the outfit and how difficult it was for him. The superstar said that saree was the most graceful outfit in the world and wearing it had been one-of-a-kind experience for him.

“During the initial days of the shoot, my saree would often unwrap by itself while shooting. I wasn’t able to move properly while being in a saree, forget about dancing and fighting in it. Thanks to my costume designer who would come to my rescue in every break to rearrange the plaits and balance the pallu,” he added. He also praised all the women who wear saree.

Akshay called his character in Laxmmi Bomb “the most mentally intensive role.” He added that his director helped him a lot in picking up the nuances of the character like how it walked, talked and danced.


Laxmmi Bomb, featuring Kiara Advani as the female lead, was earlier slated to hit the silver screen on Eid this year alongside Salman Khan’s Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the film had to miss its release date. It will now release on November 9 on Disney+Hotstar.


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