Actor Sharad Kelkar, in a scene from the Bollywood film Laxmii, which is attracting widespread criticism for its depiction of trans people. Photo: @SharadK7/Twitter Actor Sharad Kelkar, in a scene from the Bollywood film Laxmii, which is attracting widespread criticism for its depiction of trans people. Photo: @SharadK7/Twitter
Actor Sharad Kelkar, in a scene from the Bollywood film Laxmii, which is attracting widespread criticism for its depiction of trans people. Photo: @SharadK7/Twitter

Bollywood, Disney and Akshay Kumar all blamed for Laxmii – the Hindi comedy horror film with an insensitive treatment of the trans community

India’s LGBT community is calling for a boycott following the Disney+ Hotstar release of Laxmii – Raghava Lawrence’s transphobic remake of the Tamil-language Kanchana – starring Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani

Topic |   Asian cinema: Bollywood
Actor Sharad Kelkar, in a scene from the Bollywood film Laxmii, which is attracting widespread criticism for its depiction of trans people. Photo: @SharadK7/Twitter Actor Sharad Kelkar, in a scene from the Bollywood film Laxmii, which is attracting widespread criticism for its depiction of trans people. Photo: @SharadK7/Twitter
Actor Sharad Kelkar, in a scene from the Bollywood film Laxmii, which is attracting widespread criticism for its depiction of trans people. Photo: @SharadK7/Twitter
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