New Delhi: Akshay Kumar, who is currently busy with his forthcoming releases, took out time to support and uplift the transgender community in India. The actor recently donated Rs 1.5 crore to build a home for transgenders in Chennai. Raghava Lawrence, who is directing Akshay’s upcoming film Laxmmi Bomb, shared the “good news” of the actor’s new initiative with friends and fans along with some pictures on Facebook. On his post, the filmmaker wrote, “I would like to share one good news, Akshay kumar sir is donating Rs 1.5 crore for building transgender home for the first time in India.” He added, “During Laxmmi Bomb shoot I was talking to Akshay Kumar sir about the trust projects and transgender’s home, immediately after hearing this without even me asking he told he will donate Rs 1.5 cores for building transgender’s home.”
Raghava Lawrence heads a charitable trust named after him. On completing 15 years since its foundation, the filmmaker wanted to celebrate by “initiating a new project for uplifting transgenders by providing shelter for them.”
On his recent post, he added, “I consider everyone who helps as God, so now Akshay Kumar sir is a God for us. I thank him for lending his huge support for this project. Our trust next vision is to uplift transgenders and provide shelter for them all over India with Akshay Kumar sir’s support. I thank him in behalf of all transgenders. We will inform the bhoomi pooja date soon. I need all your blessing.”
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In the upcoming film Laxmmi Bomb, Akshay Kumar plays the role of a transgender himself. He plays a character, who is scared of ghosts but is eventually possessed by the spirit of a transgender. Laxmmi Bomb is a Hindi remake of 2011 Tamil horror comedy Muni 2: Kanchana, which was directed by Raghava Lawrence and also featured him as a protagonist in the film.