EXCLUSIVE: Laxmmi Bomb producer Shabinaa Khan on Akshay Kumar being gutsy & taking 5 years to set up the film

Shabinaa, who teams up with Akshay for the third time, is hoping for a hat-trick with the superstar. She shares why his guts and gumption only added to the film, which took her 5 years to put in place.
EXCLUSIVE: Laxmmi Bomb producer Shabinaa Khan on Akshay Kumar being gutsy & taking 5 years to set up the film EXCLUSIVE: Laxmmi Bomb producer Shabinaa Khan on Akshay Kumar being gutsy & taking 5 years to set up the film
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A few weeks ago, when the Laxmmi Bomb trailer dropped online, the audience went completely gaga over Akshay Kumar's avatar in the horror comedy. Funny and scary in equal measure, he pulled off the notes exceedingly well. But not many know that putting the film together has been a challenge for producer Shabinaa Khan, who reunites with Khiladi Kumar for the third time, after Rowdy Rathore and Gabbar Is Back. We spoke to Shabinaa, who talks about her journey on the film...

People are loving the promos of Laxmmi Bomb. But not many know how difficult it has been for you to put this together...

Laxmmi Bomb has been the toughest journey of my life. It took me 5 years to set it up - it had all kinds of issues, from getting actors to putting it all together to the director issue. During the making, I had to pull down a complete set because of rains. We never expected rains in November last year. Then the final nail in the coffin was Covid. Whatever had to go wrong (laughs) to stop this journey, has happened. Now, only the tail bit is left. But the silver lining was the trailer and the song releasing on digital platforms and I have received the most amount of love for this trailer, in my life. Even the film will live up to the promos; I have to take it three notches up.

Why did you choose to remake Kanchana?

When I watch remakes, it's always for recreating it. When I watched Kanchana, I felt it had an incredible one-liner. I left it at that. There were so many people vying for the rights to the film at that time. From top makers to top actors, everyone wanted to remake it. But luckily, I got it. The moment I went to the director of the original, our journey began.

When I watched Kanchana, I felt it had an incredible one-liner. I left it at that.
Shabinaa Khan

There were several reports that many actors didn't want to do the film, because they were apprehensive of playing a transgender on screen and wearing the sari. Is that true?

More than the sari, when you see the film, you will realise there's so much more. The graph of the character goes up, down every now and then. Akshay is someone in one scene, somebody else in the other. It's a tough role to pull off. The sari is just a costume thing. But complete kudos to Akshay Kumar for carrying it to this level and having the guts to do what nobody could have done. I doubt if anyone could play it to the ultimate like Akshay. Laxmmi Bomb wouldn't have been what it is, if he had not done it. There were just a few challenges. Even before I would approach a person, I could sense they had reservations about it. In fact, on the phone calls only, I would realise that the actor is not interested. Akshay was so gung-ho about the film; there was no need to explain anything to him. He was so excited about it.

Having known Akshay Kumar for so many years, did your friendship with him work in your favour?

Of course, it always helps. We completely know what we are heading for and what our vision is. It's our third film, so we're hoping for a hat-trick. He makes it very comfortable for me as a producer.

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Anonymous 8 months ago

Boycott this Bandar Akshay

Anonymous 8 months ago

Akshay's been fooling public for long. This guys is Deshdhrohi

Anonymous 8 months ago

Akshay is hard working person and he onLy believe in rewards

Anonymous 8 months ago

Akshay is a thief he has stolen other people films put other people out of work. Akshay also stole Sushant game/app/patent. Akshay is not honest. Boycott his films.

Anonymous 8 months ago

Akshay Kumar is real Hero. No matter how dogs bark. Jab sher chale bahaar toh kutte bhonke hazaar.

Anonymous 8 months ago

You call public as dogs , watch out bully wood you will be roaming the streets as jobless stray dogs begging for publics approval!

Anonymous 8 months ago

Akshay Kumar is the real hero. Its easy to write against him but u guys have no sense what r u writing. He didn’t do anything wrong for which u guys unnecessaily blaming him. Be focus on urself and mind ur own business .

Anonymous 8 months ago

Abe chutie ho tum jo yahan bas ye sab likhte rehte ho.Wo to life mei kuch ban gaya tum ab apna dekho. Aur Canadian hone mei burai kya hai

Anonymous 8 months ago

Jaago Hindu warna maare jaaoge.. Modi Yogi zindabad......

Anonymous 8 months ago

For the sake of money they will do all Nonsense acts,Let's not watch this film and express our anger against the Director and Producer

Anonymous 8 months ago

Akshay is fake and fraud guy. he will say or do few things to make his film successful at box office but he does not mean those things.

Anonymous 8 months ago

Canadian Desh Dharam Drohi!

Anonymous 8 months ago

You are so right☺️

Anonymous 8 months ago

so the producer is non hindu...no wonder

Anonymous 8 months ago

Saala Dean Drohi !